Outgoing Foreign Ministry spokesperson Levent Bilman handed his post over to Burak Özügergin yesterday at a gathering at the ministry headquarters attended by diplomacy correspondents. Bilman has been appointed as Turkey's new ambassador to India.
Özügergin will officially take control of the Foreign Ministry Information Department on Thursday. "I will try to convey correct information to you in a timely manner," Özügergin told the correspondents. Özügergin is a graduate of George Mason University's political science and public administration department. He also graduated from Johns Hopkins University's law program. The new spokesperson began his career at the Foreign Ministry in 1985 and has served at Turkey's missions in Benghazi, London, New York and Washington. Before being appointed to his current post, he worked as the head of the ministry's European Union Political Affairs Department.
Özügergin assumes Foreign Ministry spokesperson post
Özügergin (L) took over his post from Bilman (R).
April 30, 2008, Wednesday/ 20:15:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN