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His Excellency Serdar Kılıç
Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United States of America
Welcome and Introduction
The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Founding Director, Baker Institute
His Excellency Serdar Kılıç was appointed ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United States in April 2014. He previously served as ambassador to Japan (2012-2014) and Lebanon (2008-2010). From 2010 to 2012, he was secretary-general of the National Security Council of Turkey. Ambassador Kılıç joined the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1984. After working at the Department of Eastern Europe (1984-1987) as attaché, he was posted to Kuwait as third secretary (1987-1989). He then served as deputy consul general at the Consulate General of Turkey in Los Angeles from 1989 to 1992. After returning to Turkey, he worked at the Department of Gulf and Muslim Countries as second secretary and later as first secretary during 1992-1993. Ambassador Kılıç has had a distinguished career with NATO. He served as a first secretary at the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to NATO (1993-1997) and later as the chief of section and the acting head of department at the Deputy General Directorate of NATO and Euro-Atlantic Security and Defense Affairs in Ankara (1997-1999). In 1999, he was appointed counselor to the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to NATO, a position he held until 2003. From 2003 to 2006, he served as the head of department at the Deputy General Directorate of the Balkans and Central Europe in Ankara. He was later appointed acting deputy general director and minister-plenipotentiary deputy general director at the Deputy General Directorate of NATO and Euro-Atlantic Security and Defense Affairs (2006-2008). Ambassador Kılıç is a graduate of Ankara University’s Faculty of Political Sciences. He is married and has one son.