Ambassador Görkem Barış Tantekin was born on July 8, 1974 in Ankara, Türkiye. He holds a law degree from Grenoble University, France.
Also a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (“Simone Veil” Class, 2006), he held several posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye, most recently serving as the Special Advisor to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2021-2023).
He is married to Damla Ömür Tantekin and has one daughter. He speaks English and French.
Ambassador Tantekin assumed his duties as of February 1st, 2023, and presented his credentials on February 6.
2021-2023: Special Advisor to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
2020-2021: Head of Department, Directorate General for Human Resources
2017-2020: Consul General, Turkish Consulate General in Paris
2014-2017: Head of Department, Directorate General for Human Resources
2010-2014: First Secretary and Counselor, Turkish Embassy in Washington
2007-2010: First Secretary, Foreign Policy Advisor, Office of the President of the Republic of Türkiye
2004-2007: Third Secretary and Second Secretary, Turkish Embassy in Paris
2002-2004: Attaché and Third Secretary, Turkish Embassy in Tunis
2000-2002: Attaché, Directorate General for European Countries
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