|Permanent Representative of Turkey to the UN|
September, 2009 – September, 2012
|Preceded by||Baki İlkin|
|Succeeded by||Yaşar Halit Çevik|
|Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
December, 2006 – August, 2009
|Preceded by||Uğur Ziyal|
|Succeeded by||Feridun Sinirlioğlu|
|Born||1947 (age 69–70)
Bornova, İzmir Province, Turkey
|Alma mater||Ankara University|
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
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.
- "Official Website of the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the UN"
- "United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee"
- "His Excellency Ertugrul Apakan", The Washington Diplomat, 2011-04-03
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