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His Excellency Serdar Kılıç


Serdar Kılıç presented his credentials to serve as ambassador of Turkey to the United States to the State Department on April 16, 2014 having most recently served as ambassador to Japan since April 2012. He also previously served as secretary-general of the National Security Council (2010-12) and ambassador to Lebanon (2008-10). In addition, Ambassador Kılıç held various postings in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including deputy general director and minister-plenipotentiary of the Deputy General Directorate of NATO and Euro-Atlantic Security and Defense Affairs (2006-08); head of department of the Deputy General Directorate of the Balkans and Central Europe (2003-06); chief of section and acting head of department of the NATO and Euro-Atlantic Security and Defense Affairs Directorate (1997-99); first and second secretary with the Gulf and Muslim Countries Department (1992-93); and attaché and assistant attaché with the Eastern Europe and Asia Department (1984-87). He was also a counselor (1999-2003) and first secretary (1993-97) with the Turkish Permanent Delegation to NATO, deputy consul general of the Turkish Consulate General in Los Angeles (1989-92), and attaché and third secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Kuwait (1987-89). Born in 1958 in Samsun, Ambassador Kılıç is a graduate of Ankara University’s Faculty of Political Sciences and is married with one child.

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Embassy of Turkey
2525 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 612-6700
Fax: (202) 612-6744

Email: contact@turkishembassy.org
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