List of Turkish diplomats

List of notable diplomats of the Republic of Turkey, past and present. The names are listed in an alphabetical order according to their last names, with their positions and other relevant information.

In alphabetical order

  • Yolga, Namık Kemal (1914–2001): was a Turkish diplomat and statesman, known as the Turkish Schindler. During World War II, Yolga was the Vice-Consul at the Turkish Embassy in Paris, France. His efforts to save the lives of Turkish Jews from the Nazi concentration camps earned him the title of "Turkish Schindler". He was honored with Turkey's Supreme Service Medal as well as a special medal from Israel for rescuing Jews during the Holocaust along with Necdet Kent and Selâhattin Ülkümen.[1]

See also



  1. ^ a b c "Turkey Virtual Jewish History Tour". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 10 May 2023.
  2. ^ Embassy website. Retrieved 3 December 2007.