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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


Görkem Barış Tantekin Ambassador
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4/9/2023 4/10/2023 Easter
4/21/2023 4/21/2023 Religious Holiday in Turkey
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6/24/2023 6/24/2023 St. John’s Day/Midsummer’s Day
6/28/2023 6/28/2023 Religious Holiday in Turkey
7/6/2023 7/6/2023 Coronation of Mindaugas as King of Lithuania
8/15/2023 8/15/2023 Assumption Day
10/29/2023 10/29/2023 National Day of Turkey
11/1/2023 11/1/2023 All Saints’ Day
11/2/2023 11/2/2023 All Soul's Day
12/24/2023 12/24/2023 Christmas Eve
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