The new Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations, Yaşar Halit Çevik, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Prior to his latest appointment, Mr. Çevik was Undersecretary for Political Affairs at his country’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs since 2009, having previously served as Ambassador of Turkey to Syria from November 2004 to August 2009.
In addition to holding several positions in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2004, including that of Deputy Director-General of Central Europe and Baltic Region, he worked in the Prime Minister’s Office as Deputy Special Adviser in 1999. In 1997, he served as First Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in Beijing and in 1995, as Consul General of Turkey in Zurich.
From December 1993 to August 1995, Mr. Çevik was Deputy Special Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, having served as Head of Section at the Ministry’s Department of Maritime Affairs in 1993. He was Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in Athens in 1991 and Consul at the Turkish Consulate General in Athens in 1989.
In 1987, Mr. Çevik was First Secretary at the Department of International Economic Organizations at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Prior to that, he was Consul at the Turkish Consulate General in Stuttgart in 1983 and Second Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Khartoum in 1981. He joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1979 as Third Secretary at the Department of Bilateral Economic Affairs.
Mr. Çevik graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science in 1978.
Born in Golcuk-Kocaeli, Turkey, in 1955, he is married with two daughters.
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