Ambassador Elif Çomoğlu Ülgen
Ambassador Elif Çomoğlu Ülgen, a career diplomat, joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993, after graduatingfrom the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Ankara. She received her Masters Degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Bosphorus, Istanbul.
Ambassador Çomoğlu Ülgen arrived in Pretoria to take up her new post on February 26, 2017. She has not yet presented her credentials to H.E Jacob G. Zuma, the President of the Republic of South Africa. After submitting her credentials in South Africa, she will also be accredited as Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Kingdom of Swaziland, and the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Çomoğlu Ülgen’s past appointments include:
2017 - Ambassador (designate) of the Republic of Turkey to the Republic of South Africa.
2017 – 2014 Deputy Director General for Research at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Ankara
2014 – 2012 Consul General of Turkey in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2012 – 2009 First Counsellor at the Turkish Permanent Representation to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation), Brussels, Belgium
2009 – 2007 Head of Department for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation at the MFA in Ankara
2007– 2003 Counsellor at the Turkish Permanent Representation to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium
2003– 2001 Political Adviser seconded to the Third Army Corps (NATO High Readiness Corps) in Istanbul, Turkey
2001– 2000 Second Secretary at MFA Branch Office in Istanbul
2000– 1997 Second Secretary at the Turkish Permanent Representationto the Office of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
1997 – 1995 Third Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.
1995 – 1993 Attaché at the Department of European Communities at the MFA in Ankara.
Ambassador Çomoğlu Ülgen is married to Mr.Sinan Ülgen, and is the mother of Ömer, Selim and Pamir.
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