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N. Murat Ersavcı
Center Director

Economic and Political Policy Center

N. Murat Ersavcı

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Ambassador (Emeritus) N. Murat  Ersavcı is a highly experienced diplomat with 41 years of public service. He has represented Turkey as Ambassador in the Republic of Ireland, Sultanate of Oman, Australia (also as accredited Ambassador to Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Republic of Vanuatu, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Kiribati and Republic of Marshall Islands) and finally in the Kingdom of Belgium.

He has served as Director General of Press and Information (Office of the Prime Minister), Principal Adviser to the Prime Minister and later on to the Foreign Minister, Director General of EU Affairs (MFA), Director General of Consular Affairs (MFA).

During his time in the Foreign Ministry, he has been on post in Germany, Greece, Italy (NATO Defence College) , Iran, U.S.A, Austria (UN Office Vienna). Following his retirement in 2011 he has continued to work for the Turkish Government until 2018 as a Special Envoy, as well as Chief Delegate to the International Bureau of Exhibitions in Paris, France. He has also worked as a consultant for some major national and international companies.

He has dealt with a wide range of topics such as, defence matters, bilateral economic relations, public diplomacy and relations, conflict resolution, cross-cultural communication, and worked as a Special Envoy delivering mission-critical results.

He has lectured on Turkish foreign policy at various international think-tanks and universities. He is a member of the Global Relations Forum-Istanbul.

He has been awarded with the “Grand Cross of Leopold II” from Belgium and “Verdienst Cross” from Germany.

Ambassador Ersavcı is the author of various articles in the international and Turkish Media. He is the co-author with his spouse of a book on Diplomacy and Life”.

Ambassador Ersavcı joined TEPAV in April 2019 as a Center Director.


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