Şükrü Sina Gürel

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Şükrü Sina Gürel, September 2002

Şükrü Sina Gürel (born 1 January 1950 in Izmir; transliterated as Sukru Sina Gurel) is a Turkish diplomat and political figure who served as the nation's foreign minister in mid-2002.

A native of İzmir and a member of the Democratic Left Party (DSP), Gürel represented his country at the Council of Europe from 22 April 1996 to 26 January 1998. He became foreign minister following the resignation of his predecessor, İsmail Cem on 10 July 2002. Later in the year he ceded the office to Yaşar Yakış.

As of 2008 he is Member of Parliament representing Izmir.


  • Tarihsel Boyutları İçinde: TÜRK - YUNAN İLİŞKİLERİ (1821 - 1993) (Turkish for Turkish-Greek relations), Ümit Yayıncılık, Ankara, 1993. Also translated in Greek (from the original Turkish) in 2008 as Οι Τουρκο-Ελληνικές σχέσεις (1821 - 1993) by Παντελής Τουλουμάκος (Pandelis Touloumakos).


Political offices
Preceded by
İsmail Cem
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
Succeeded by
Yaşar Yakış