7 February 2019
Sadık Arslan, the new Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Arslan had been serving as Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Turkey in Ankara since 2016. He was Turkey’s Ambassador to the Netherlands from December 2013 to 2016, and concurrently served as Permanent Representative of Turkey to the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague. He served as Chief Advisor to the President and Foreign Policy Advisor to the President from August 2010 to December 2013, during which he was concurrently Deputy Director General of the Treaties Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From August 2009 to August 2010, he served as Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in Riyadh, and from September 2005 to September 2009, he served as First Secretary and Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in London.
Mr. Arslan worked as a Research Assistant at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Anadolu University from March 1989 to March 1996, and then joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara. He has held several other posts at the Ministry, and was also posted in Tel Aviv from October 2000 to September 2003, and in Jeddah from August 1998 to October 2000.
Mr. Arslan was born on 1 January 1968 in Sivrihisar, Turkey. He has a PhD in economic policy from the Institute of Social Sciences, Anadolu University in Turkey (2007). He is married with two children.
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