Güner Ureya

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Güner Ureya[a] (born 6 January 1973 in Prizren, SFR Yugoslavia, today Kosovo[b]) is a Kosovar diplomat. He is the first Kosovar Turkish diplomat[1] to the Republic of Kosovo.


Early life and education[edit]

After completing primary and secondary education at home, Ureya graduated from Journalism in the University of Ankara, and subsequently obtained his Master’s Degree on International Relations in Gazi University, both in Turkey.


Güner Ureya has a varied career having worked as a journalist, advisor and having held managerial functions in media and government institutions in Turkey and in Kosovo. His previous posts have seen him engaged in issues such as foreign policy, inter-ethnic relations, organizational and legislation issues.[2]

On September 2008 he has been appointed Deputy Head of Mission to the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Turkey.[3]


a.   ^ Turkish spelling: Güner Ureya, Serbo-Croat spelling: Đuner Ureja, Ђунер Уреја.
b.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.