Filiz Dinçmen

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Filiz Dinçmen
Turkey Ambassador to Netherlands
In office
1982–1984
Turkey Ambassador to Council of Europe
In office
1984–1988
Turkey Ambassador to Austria
In office
1993–1997
Turkey Ambassador to Vatikan
In office
2002–2004
Turkey Ambassador to Malta
In office
2002–2004
Personal details
Born (1939-07-24) July 24, 1939 (age 75)
Zonguldak, Turkey
Citizenship Turkish
Spouse(s) Üstün Dinçmen
Alma mater Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University
Profession Diplomat

Filiz Dinçmen (born July 24, 1939 in Zonguldak, Turkey ) is a former Turkish diplomat, who became the first female Turkish ambassador to a foreign country.[1][2]

Education[edit]

Dinçmen completed her high school education at Ankara Highschool for Girls in 1956. She studied at the Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University between 1956 and 1960 earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Dinçmen served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. Between 1961 and 1965, she held the positions of candidate foreign service officer, third and second secretary within the Department of the United Nations. Between August 1965 and January 1968, she served within the United Nations at the New York City Permanent Mission as second and first secretary.[2]

In 1968, Dinçmen served at the Tehran Embassy, where she occupied the post of first secretary until 1970. In July of that same year, she occupied the post of first secretary, chief of section, within the Department of Bilateral Economic Relations, following which she was appointed chief of section of the Economic Co-operation Group until 1972.[2]

Between 1972 and 1976, Dinçmen served as first secretary and counselor at the Permanent Mission to the Common Market. She was head of the Department of Political Affairs between 1976 and 1980.[2]

In September 1980, she was appointed acting director-general and then director general within the Directorate-General of Multilateral Political Affairs, where she served until 1982. Between September 1982 and November 1984, she served as Ambassador of Turkey at The Embassy of the Hague. She became the first Turkish female Ambassador to a foreign country.[3] After this, she was appointed Ambassador to the Permanent Mission to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg until 1988.[1][4]

Between 1988 and 1991, Dinçmen worked at the Directorate-General for Multilateral Political Affairs as ambassador, director-general and deputy under-secretary. In 1991, she served as spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, which post she occupied until April 1993.[1]

Filiz Dinçmen was then appointed Ambassador of Turkey to Austria, where she served at the Embassy of Vienna until 1997.[4] Dinçmen was a member of the Foreign Policy Consultative Council and adviser to the speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.[1]

In 2001, Dinçmen was appointed Ambassador to Vatican City State and Malta, where she served until 2004. Upon her return to home country, she retired due to age limit.[5] Currently, she is a member of the Board of Ethic of Civil Servants.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Filiz Dİinçmen, Kurul Üyesi" (in Turkish). Emekli Büyükelçi - TC Başbakanlık Kamu Görevlileri. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Söyleşi Mezunlarımız - Filiz Dinçmen" (PDF) (in Turkish). Bülten Ankara Üniversitesi. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  3. ^ a b Ertan, Nazlan (2009-12-28). "Mülkiye – an elite school or a school for elites?". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  4. ^ a b "Vatikan'da ilk Müslüman kadın büyükelçi author=Süsoy, Yener". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2001-09-24. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Papa'ya Kadın Şövalye". Haber 3 (in Turkish). 2005-09-23. Retrieved 2014-08-04.