H.E. Mr Selçuk Ünal is the Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye in The Kingdom of the Netherlands. He presented his Letters of Credence to HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on 15th February 2023.
Ambassador Selçuk Ünal, a career diplomat, studied International Relations at Ankara University. He began his career at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992, at the Western Europe Department. Afterwards, he was posted as Third Secretary to the Turkish Embassy in Doha (1995-1997), and then as Second Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Dublin (1997-2000). At headquarters, he worked at the Middle East-Iraqi Department as First Secretary (2000-2002).
He was Counsellor at the Turkish Permanent Mission to the UN Office in Geneva (2002-2006), which was followed by a tour in Ankara as Head of Department and Deputy Special Advisor to the Foreign Minister (2006-2008). He was posted as Counsellor at the Turkish Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (2008-2010).
Back in Ankara, he was the Deputy Director General of Information and Press Department and Spokesperson of the Ministry (2010-2013) and then Deputy Director General, Special Adviser to the Foreign Minister (2013-2014). In September 2014, he was appointed Ambassador to Canada, a post he concluded in December 2018. Before assuming the post as Ambassador in The Hague, Mr Selçuk Ünal served in Ankara as Ambassador, Director General for Syria (2019-2023).
Ambassador Selçuk Ünal speaks the following languages: English (Excellent), French (Intermediate), Arabic (Beginner).
A cordial welcome to Ambassador Selçuk Ünal and best wishes during your stay in the Netherlands.
Pictures are courtesy of the Embassy of Turkey.