“Yeni Nesil Soğuk Savaş”
Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Research and the Department of International Relations
Ambassador (R) Namık Tan
Date: 28 December 2022, 12:40
The talk will be held in Turkish
Bio: Born in 1956, Ambassador Tan holds a law degree from Ankara University. Ambassador Tan joined the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1982. After working in the Department of Maritime Affairs, he was posted to Moscow as Second Secretary from 1984 to 1987. He then spent two years as First Secretary in Abu Dhabi. After returning to Turkey, Mr. Tan served as the Deputy Chief of Cabinet to the Turkish President until 1991. He was later assigned to the Turkish Embassy in Washington, where he served as Counselor from 1991 to 1995 and First Counselor from 1997 to 2001. Between these assignments, Mr. Tan served as Chief of Cabinet to the Turkish Foreign Minister. Upon his return to Turkey in 2001, he first served as Head of the Department for the Americas and was subsequently named Head of the Information Department in 2002. Ambassador Tan served as the Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2007. Namık Tan was Turkey’s Ambassador to Israel from 2007 to 2009 and the United States from 2010 to 2014. Between these posts, he was Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for Bilateral Political Affairs and Public Diplomacy. As of March 31st 2014, Ambassador Tan completed his duties in Washington D.C and returned to Turkey to retire.