Turkish Embassy in Warsaw

Ambassador's Biography



                                                    Personal information 


Name                                          Tunç Üğdül    

Date of Birth                             14 January 1957

Place of Birth                            Ankara, Turkey

Marital Status                           Married, two children

Languages                                 Turkish, French and English


Employment/Diplomatic Career 


October 1st, 2016-                 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the

                                               Republic of Turkey to the Republic of Poland 


2012-2016                              Director General for Research and Security Affairs

                                                Head of Turkish Delegation to International Holocaust

                                                Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) (1 January-30 September 2016)


2010-2012                              Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the 

                                               Republic of Turkey to the Kingdom of Morocco

2007-2010                              Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the

                                               Republic of Turkey to the Slovak Republic


2003-2006                             Minister Plenipotentiary

                                              Deputy Director General, International Political Organizations,

                                              Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara

                                              Organization of Turkey’s campaign for the non-permanent

                                              membership to the UN Security Council


2000-2002                                            Head of Department for the Balkans, Ministry of Foreign  Affairs, Ankara

1996-2000                                            Political and First Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations, New York


1994-1996                                            Head of Section, Department for the Balkans, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara


1990-1994                                            First Secretary and Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Turkey

                                            to the European Union, Brussels/Liaison Officer at  the Group of

                                            G-24 for Economic Assistance to Central and Eastern Europe


1988-1990                                            First Secretary, Department for the Balkans, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara


1986-1988                                            Consul, Consulate General of TurkeyPlovdiv, Bulgaria


1983-1986                                            Second Secretary, Turkish Embassy, Paris, France


1981-1983                                            Third Secretary, Department for Bilateral Cultural Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara


1977-1980                                            Reporter /Translator - Turkish Radio and Television Company





1993-1994 (M.A.)         Faculté des Sciences Sociales, Politiques et 

                                      Economiques-Université  Libre de Bruxelles,  Belgium

                                      Master’s Thesis on “Minorities in the Balkans”

1976-1980                                  (B.S.) Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Ankara


1968-1976                                   Collège Saint-Joseph, Istanbul 



Seminars Participated and Certificates 


                                                Halki International Seminar

                                                Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

                                                The European Union and the Balkans

                                                Halki, September 2002


                                                International Peace Academy

                                                 Seminar on Peacemaking and Peacekeeping,

                                                    Vienna, 20-30 July 1998


                                                    Institute of World Affairs Seminar on Conflict Analysis and Negotiation,

                                                    New York , 16-21 May 1997


                                                European Institute of Public Administration Seminar on

                                                Policy Making in the European Union,

                                                Maastricht, 11-21 November, 1985




6 December 2012                   Ouissam Alaouite Commander Medal - Morocco


24 February 2010                  Golden Medal of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs

                                                for outstanding contribution to the development of bilateral relations