Şükrü Elekdağ

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Şükrü Elekdağ
Member of Parliament
for İstanbul
In office
3 November 2002 – 12 June 2011
Constituency 3rd electoral district
Ambassador of Turkey to Japan
In office
1970–1974
President Fahri S. Korutürk
Preceded by Turgud Aytuğ
Succeeded by Celal Eyicioğlu
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affair
In office
1974–1979
President Fahri S. Korutürk
Ambassador of Turkey to the United States
In office
1979–1989
President Fahri S. Korutürk
Kenan Evren
Preceded by Melih Esenbel
Succeeded by Nüzhet Kandemir
Personal details
Born Mustafa Şükrü Elekdağ
(1924-09-29) September 29, 1924 (age 89)
Istanbul, Turkey
Political party Republican People's Party
Alma mater Istanbul Higher Education School of Economics and Commerce
University of Paris
Profession Diplomat, academician, politician
Website http://sukruelekdag.wordpress.com/

Mustafa Şükrü Elekdağ (pronounced [ʃyˈcɾy elekdaɰ]; born 29 September 1924[1]) is a Turkish diplomat, academician and politician.

He served as the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ambassador of Turkey to Japan (1970–1974)[2] and to the United States (1979–1989).[3] He was also the Member of Parliament (2002–2011) from the Republican People's Party.[1]

He was one of the prepotent foreign policy makers of Turkey in 1990s. In 1994, he wrote the 2½ War Strategy about Turkey's neighborhood relations and national security policy.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mustafa Şükrü Elekdağ". Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mission Chief History". Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, Tokyo, Japan. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Embassy History and Previous Ambassadors". Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, Washington, the United States of America. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Elekdağ, Şükrü. "2½ War Strategy". Center for Strategic Research. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Turgud Aytuğ
Ambassador of Turkey to Japan
1970–1974
Succeeded by
Celal Eyicioğlu
Preceded by
Melih Esenbel
Ambassador of Turkey to the United States
1979–1989
Succeeded by
Nüzhet Kandemir