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Turkish Consul General, Chicago Consulate, Visits UC on March 28


UC faculty, students and staff are invited to attend a reception and presentation on “Turkish Foreign Policy in a Changing World."

Date: 3/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
By: Pamela Latham
Phone: (513) 556-3300

UC ingot   UC students, faculty and staff are invited to attend an informal reception for Mr. Fatih Yildiz, Consul General of Turkey, Chicago Consulate, on March 28, at the Taft House and stay for a 30-minute presentation on “Turkish Foreign Policy in a Changing World” followed by questions.
Fatih Yildiz, Consul General of Turkey
Consul General of Turkey Fatih Yildiz

The event is hosted by the Political Science Department and the Political Science Graduate Student Association.

Mr. Yildiz assumed his position as Consul General of Turkey in Chicago on Sept. 20, 2010. He graduated from the Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey in 1994. Shortly after graduation, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and worked at the Deputy Directorate for Balkan Affairs as Attaché from 1994 to 1997. He then served at the Turkish Embassy in Sarajevo as Third Secretary from 1997 to 1999. He served as Third and Second Secretary at the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) from 1999 to 2002. He worked as Second Secretary and First Secretary at the Cabinet of the Undersecretary of the MFA from 2002 to 2004. He served as First Secretary and Counselor at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. from 2004 to 2008. He worked as Chief of Section and Head of Department at the Department of Human Resources at the MFA from 2008 to 2010.

The Taft House is located at 2625 Clifton Avenue. The event with the consul general will be held in the Lecture Room. The Lecture Room, located on the lower level, can be reached by taking the door on the left-hand side upon entering the Taft House.

Schedule of events:

  • 1–2 p.m. Informal meet and greet with the Consul General
  • 2–2:30 p.m. Speech by the Consul General, “Turkish Foreign Policy in a Changing World”
  • 2:30–3 p.m. Question and answer session

Light refreshments will be served. No R.S.V.P. is necessary to attend this event.

For more information about the Consul General of Turkey, Chicago Consulate, please visit the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Chicago Consulate website: http://www.chicago.cg.mfa.gov.tr/.