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Ertugrul APAKAN Permanent Representative of the Republic of Turkey to the United Nations, New York

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Mr. Apakan received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Ankara University and earned a master s degree in economics at the Aegean University in Izmir, Turkey in 1970 1971 He joined the Foreign Ministry 1975 Second Secretary in the General Directorate of Political Affairs 1975 Second Secretary at the Embassy in Vienna 1978 First Secretary in Kuwait 1980 Head of Section in the Department of Middle East and Africa 1982 Counsellor of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Geneva Office 1987 Head of the Department of Bilateral Economic Relations 1992 Deputy Director General for Cyprus and Greece in the Foreign Ministry 1996 Appointed Ambassador in northern Cyprus by the Turkish Government 2004-2006 Deputy Under-Secretary for Bilateral Political Affairs 2006-2009 Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey since 2009 Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations