Ambassador Gökhan Turan was born on 21 October
1970 in Sivas province (Zara), Turkey.
1983-1988: Completed secondary and high school education at Krupp Gymnasium in Duisburg/Germany and at Ankara Anatolian High School in Turkey.
1988-1992: Graduated from the Department of International Relations of Ankara University’s Faculty of Political Sciences; eventually received a master’s degree in international relations in 2010 from the Middle East Technical University’s Institute of Social Sciences.
1992-1994: Attaché in the Deputy Directorate-General for Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara
1994-1995: Military service
1995:Attaché in the Deputy Directorate-General for Information at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara
1995-1997: Third Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Almaty
1997-2000: Vice Consul at the Turkish Consulate-General in Stuttgart
2000-2002: Second Secretary and later First Secretary in the Deputy Directorate-General for Eastern Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara
2002-2006: First Secretary and later Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in Moscow
2006-2008: Deputy Chief of Mission, Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in Kiev
2008-2010: Head of Department in the Deputy Directorate-General for Eastern Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara
2010-2012: Deputy Chief of Mission, First Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in Warsaw
2012-2013: Deputy Chief of Mission, First Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in Moscow
2013-2015: Deputy Chief of Mission, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Turkish Embassy in Moscow
2015-2018: Acting Deputy Director General, later Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Director General for Central Asia and South Caucasus at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara
Ambassador Turan has arrived in Vilnius on 22 December 2018.
He is married with two children and speaks German, English and Russian.
Monday - Friday
09:00 - 17:00
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