Namık Tan

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Namık Tan

Namık Tan (born 1956 in Mardin, Turkey) was the ambassador of Turkey to the United States. He holding that office since February 2010 until May 2014. He was a former ambassador of Turkey to Israel between 2007 and 2009.[1] He also served in the United Arab Emirates, Russia, and in senior positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Early life[edit]

Tan's family traces its ancestral roots to Bulgaria, Greece, Ossetia, Syria, and elsewhere. He became interested in diplomacy at a young age. His father was a Turkish administrator and his work required the family to move around frequently. This broad exposure prompted Tan to take the foreign service examination. He studied law but did not become a lawyer.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography, Washington Embassy of Turkey. http://www.washington.emb.mfa.gov.tr/AmbassadorsBio.aspx.
  2. ^ Tristan Abbey, "A Conversation with Namik Tan," The American Interest (February 13, 2012). http://www.the-american-interest.com/article.cfm?piece=1209
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Nabi Şensoy
Turkey Ambassador to United States
2010-
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Feridun Sinirlioğlu
Turkey Ambassador to Israel
2007-2009
Succeeded by
Ahmet Oğuz Çelikkol