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Turkish Diplomacy Within the Framework of the UN in the 21st Century

  • 1219 International Affairs Building, Columbia University (map)

A talk by Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan
Moderated by Professor David Cuthell

Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan will discuss Turkey's increasingly assertive role in international affairs, including its recent experience in the Security Council. 

Ambassador Apakan has been the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations since August 2009. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Apakan served as the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey from December 2006 until August 2009, as Deputy Under-Secretary for Bilateral Political Affairs from 2004 to 2006, and as the Ambassador of Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus from 1996 and 2000. 

A light Turkish lunch will be served.