The Sohbet-i Osmani Lectures Series presents
Consul General of Turkey in Boston
Ömür Budak has assumed his duties as the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Boston as of October 1, 2014. Previously, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to President Gül between 2012 and 2014. His other past assignments include serving as the Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the UN, New York; Head of Section at the Deputy Undersecretariat for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Second Secretary at the Permanent Representation of Turkey to the EU, Brussels and Third Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan. He started his first assignment at the Turkish Foreign Ministry in June, 2002 as US Desk Officer in Ankara. Consul General Budak attended Galatasaray High School from 1985 to 1993. Later he received his BA in International Relations from the University of Galatasaray in Turkey and his MA in International Business from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College in the UK. He also completed the one-year postgraduate training Diploma Programme at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna in 2006-07 and was a Columbia University fellow in international law in 2011. He is currently part of the Fellows Program at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.
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