Serdar Kılıç

Serdar Kılıç (born 28 March 1958) is a Turkish diplomat and the former ambassador of Turkey to United States. Kılıç previously served as the ambassador to Lebanon from 2008 to 2010 and the ambassador to Japan from 2012 to 2014.

Serdar Kılıç
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Kılıç in 2015
Turkish Ambassador to the United States
In office
14 April 2014 – 2 March 2021
Preceded byNamık Tan
Succeeded byMurat Mercan
Turkish Ambassador to Japan
In office
27 April 2012 – 16 April 2014
Preceded byAbdurrahman Bilgiç
Succeeded byAhmet Bülent Meriç
Secretary-General of National Security Council
In office
5 February 2010 – 17 April 2012
Preceded byTahsin Burcuoğlu
Succeeded byMuammer Türker
Turkish Ambassador to Lebanon
In office
28 March 2008 – 1 April 2010
Preceded byİrfan Acar
Succeeded bySüleyman İnan Özyıldız
Personal details
Born28 March 1958
Samsun, Turkey
NationalityTurkish
Spouse(s)Sinem Kılıç
Children3
Alma materAnkara Üniversitesi
ProfessionDiplomat

BiographyEdit

Kılıç graduated from TED Ankara College and earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Ankara University.[1] He began working at Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1984 and held various positions. From 2006 to 2008 he was the head of NATO relations in the ministry. Kılıç was the ambassador of Turkey to Lebanon from 2008 to 2010. He served as the Secretary-General of Turkish National Security Council from 2010 to 2012. Kılıç served as the ambassador of Turkey to Japan from 2012 to 2014. He then served as the ambassador of Turkey to United States from April 2014 to March 2021.[2]

In December 2021, it was announced that Kılıç would be Turkey's special envoy for the normalization of relations with Armenia.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Kılıç speaks fluent English. He is married to Zeliha Sinem Kılıç, with whom he has 3 children. His father (İlyas Kılıç) was a CHP member of parliament from Samsun. Kılıç is also a relative of AKP member of parliament from Samsun and former Minister of Youth and Sports Çağatay Kılıç.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mülkiye" (PDF). 3 November 2012. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  2. ^ "T.C. Dışişleri Bakanlığı Turkish Embassy In Washington". vasington.be.mfa.gov.tr. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  3. ^ Cetinkaya, Behlul; Yuzbasioglu, Nazli (15 December 2021). "Turkey appoints Serdar Kilic as special envoy for dialogue with Armenia". www.aa.com.tr. Retrieved 2 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)