Ertuğrul Apakan

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Ertuğrul Apakan
Permanent Representative of Turkey to the UN
In office
September, 2009 – September, 2012
Preceded by Baki İlkin
Succeeded by Yaşar Halit Çevik
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In office
December, 2006 – August, 2009
Preceded by Uğur Ziyal
Succeeded by Feridun Sinirlioğlu
Personal details
Born 1947 (age 69–70)
Bornova, İzmir Province, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Spouse(s) Lale Apakan
Children Two
Alma mater Ankara University
Profession Foreign Affairs

Ertuğrul Apakan (born 1947) is a Turkish diplomat. Apakan has been the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations in New York since 2009. He is also Vice President of United Nations General Assembly in Sixty-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Early history and professional life[edit]

Apakan was born in Bornova, Izmir, Turkey. He graduated from Bornova Anatolian High School and Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science (1969) and completed his master's degree in economics at the Ege University in Izmir.

Apakan joined the Turkish Foreign Ministry in 1971. After many diplomatic duties, he was the ambassador to Northern Cyprus from 1996 to 2000. Apakan served as Deputy Under-Secretary for Bilateral Political Affairs from 2004 to 2006 and as the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey from December 2006 until August 2009. He became the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations in New York in August 2009. During September 2010, Apakan was the President of the United Nations Security Council. He also chaired United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee in 2010.

On 2 April 2014 he was appointed Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by OSCE Chairperson-in-Office.