Ankara, Turkey – Volkan Bozkir was elected to the presidency of the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN). ‘We believe that Mr. Bozkir will successfully fulfill this respectable responsibility,’ the Foreign Office said in a statement.

He was elected president of the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations and took over from Tijjani Muhammad-Band, president of the 74th General Assembly, at a ceremony at the UN headquarters. He will serve as president of the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Bozkir Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“We believe that Mr. Bozkir will successfully fulfill this respectable responsibility,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, noting that Volkan Bozkir will take over the presidency of the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) today.

Volkan Bozkir was born on 22 November 1950. Turkish jurist, diplomat, and politician. Former minister and Chief Negotiator of the European Union of the Republic of Turkey, Deputy of Istanbul, chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Commission, Chairman of the Turkey-US Interparliamentary Friendship Group.

His father’s name is Fethi and his mother’s name is Sevgi.He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of law in 1971. After holding various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which he entered in 1972, he served as Foreign Affairs Advisor to Prime Minister Turgut Ozal from 1987 to 1989, as consul general in New York from 1989 to 1992, and as Special Assistant to Presidents Turgut Ozal and Suleyman Demirel from 1992 to 1996. Embassy in Bucharest in 1996-2000, assistant secretary for political affairs of the European Union between 2000 and 2003, 2003-2005 deputy undersecretary of the Ministry of foreign affairs between the years, between 2005 and 2009 with the title of ambassador and permanent representative of Turkey by the European Union found.