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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 Ülgen took office as Ambassador of Turkey in Pretoria as of February 26, 2017. She is also accredited as Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Kingdom of eSwatini, 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.


Elif Çomoğlu Ülgen Ambassador
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 16:00

Visa applications are accepted between 09:00-11:00 hours only.
1/1/2019 1/2/2019 New Year's Day
3/21/2019 3/22/2019 Human Rights Day
4/19/2019 4/20/2019 Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
4/22/2019 5/22/2019 Family Day
4/26/2019 4/27/2019 Freedom Day (*27 April Sat)
5/1/2019 5/2/2019 Workers Day
6/4/2019 6/5/2019 Ramadan-Eid al Fıtr (first day)
6/17/2019 6/18/2019 Youth Day (*16 June Sun)
8/9/2019 8/10/2019 National Women's Day
8/12/2019 8/13/2019 Eid al Adha (one day)
9/24/2019 9/25/2019 Heritage Day
10/29/2019 10/29/2019
12/16/2019 12/17/2019 Day of Reconciliation
12/25/2019 12/26/2019 Cristmas Day
12/26/2019 12/27/2019 Day of Goodwill