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Member of the Board of Advisors

Ambassador Umit Yalcin was born in Ankara in 1967. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science, Department of International Relations in 1989.


Ambassador Yalcin joined the foreign service in 1989. He served in the Turkish Consulate General in Rotterdam and the Turkish Embassies in Baghdad and Moscow. He was Consul General at the Turkish Consulate General in Plovdiv from 2005 to 2009 and Consul General at the Turkish Consulate General in Dubai from 2009 to 2012. He also served in different political departments in the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


He was promoted to the rank of Ambassador in 2012 and served as Ambassador of Turkey to Kuwait.


Ambassador Yalcin held the positions of Director General for Bilateral Political Affairs and Deputy Undersecretary for Bilateral Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His portfolio covered North Africa & the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. He was appointed as Permanent Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in October 2016. He held this role until August 2018.


Between 1 October 2018 and 28 February 2023, he served as the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Ambassador Umit Yalcin is married to Mrs Gul Yalcin. They have one son.

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