Ersin Erçin

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Ambassador, Special Envoy
Ersin Erçin
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Special Envoy for European Security
Incumbent
Assumed office
2010
Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil
Incumbent
Assumed office
2009
Minister Counselor, Deputy Director-General, Department of North and South America, MFA.
In office
2007–2009
Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York.
In office
2004–2007
Deputy Permanent Represantative to the OSCE, Vienna.
In office
2001–2004
Personal details
Born Ankara, Turkey
Alma mater University of Ankara
Website mfa.gov.tr

Ambassador Ersin Erçin is a senior Turkish diplomat, with an extensive experience in multilateral diplomacy particularly on matters of international, Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security, disarmament, and economic and environmental security.[citation needed] He currently serves as Turkish President Abdullah Gül’s Special Envoy for European Security.

Early life and career[edit]

Ersin Erçin has served in a range of positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, and in diplomatic missions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. He has also earned multiple assignments to represent Turkey at multilateral and security organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, and the United Nations in New York. Erçin has lectured at universities as well as civilian and military groups on the topics of early warning, crisis management, conflict prevention and resolution, and post-conflict rehabilitation.

After joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1981, Erçin served in the position of Third Secretary in the Department of Economic Relations and later as Second Secretary for the Turkish Permanent Delegation to the OECD in Paris. From 1989, he continued with consecutive and increasingly senior assignments in Vienna at the CSCE and, later, the newly named OSCE, the largest regional security organization in the world. He served at OSCE as Turkey’s deputy permanent representative from 2001 to 2004.

In 2004, he was selected as Turkey’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York and later as Minister Counselor for the Ministry’s Department of North and South America. Earlier in his career, Erçin was posted to the Turkish Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, with the rank of Second Secretary, and in Damascus, Syria, as Counselor. In 2009, he was appointed Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil. Ambassador Erçin is a graduate of the Faculty of Political Science, University of Ankara, with a specialization in international relations and organizations.

Chronology[edit]

Year Event
1982 Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Republic of Turkey.
1982 Third Secretary, Department of Economic Relations.
1984 Second Secretary, Turkish Permanent Delegation to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris.
1987 Second Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Khartoum/Sudan.
1989 First Secretary, Department of International Security Disarmament and Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE), and NATO, MFA.
1991 First Secretary, Turkish Permanent Delegation to the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE), Vienna.
1995 Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Damascus/Syria.
1998 Head of Department of Maritime Affairs, MFA (represented Turkey at the International Maritime Organization).
2001 Deputy Permanent Representative, Turkish Permanent Representation to the OSCE, Vienna.
2004 Deputy Permanent Representative, Turkish Permanent Representation to the United Nations, New York.
2007 Minister Counselor, Deputy Director-General, Department of North and South America, MFA.
2009 Ambassador Plenipotentiary to the Federative Republic of Brazil.
2010 Special Envoy of the HE Abdullah Gül President of the Republic of Turkey for European Security.

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