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





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