Turkish Embassy in Bern

Ambassador's Biography

Name and Surname : İlhan SAYGILI

Marital Status : Married, two children

Spoken Foreign Languages : English, Greek

Educational Background : Middle East Technical University, Departement of International Relations, Master Degree - Ankara University, Institute of Social Sciences, Balkans History

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

1992-1993                  Candidate Career Diplomat, Protocol Department (MFA)

 

1993-1994                  Military Service

 

1994-1995                  Attaché, Protocol Department (MFA)

 

1995-1997                  Third Secretary, Turkish Embassy, Lagos, Nigeria

 

1997-2000                  Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Turkey to NATO, Brussel, Belgium

 

2000-2001                  Second Secretary, Deputy Directorate General for NATO and Euro-Atlantic Security and Defense Affairs (MFA)

 

2001-2002                  Deputy Chief of Cabinet of the Minister (MFA)

 

2002-2006                  Counsellor, Turkish Embassy, Athens, Greece

 

2006-2008                  Head of Department for the Balkans and Central Europe (MFA)

 

2008-2012                  Consul General, Turkish Consulate General, Frankfurt, Germany

 

2012-2013                  Head of Department for the Balkans and Central Europe (MFA)

 

2013-2014                  Minister Plenipotentiary/Deputy Director General for the Balkans and Central Europe(MFA)

 

2014-2016                  Minister Plenipotentiary/Special Advisor to the Minister (MFA)

 

2016                            Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Bern