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Last modified: Thursday, March 24, 2005

Turkish ambassador to the United States to present lecture at IU Bloomington Friday

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Faruk Logoglu, ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United States since 2001, will present a public lecture on Friday (March 25) at 7 p.m. at Indiana University Bloomington.

Logoglu will present his lecture, "Turkey and the U.S.: Partnership for Peace and Democracy," in Ballantine Hall 013. The event is sponsored by the IU Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies Chair and is free and open to the public.

Logoglu previously served as the Turkish ambassador to Denmark from 1993 to 1996 and to Azerbaijan from 1996 to 1998. He was the undersecretary of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2000 until his current assignment in the United States.

He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1971 and has been involved in the major areas of Turkey's external relations. Earlier in his career, he worked on the Middle East and European matters at the MFA, served as First Secretary at the European Union (then EEC) from 1973 to 1976, and in Dhaka, Bangladesh, between 1976 and 1978. During the 1980s, as head of department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he focused mostly on bilateral political affairs and issues relating to Cyprus and Greece.

He served as a counselor at the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations in New York from 1980 to 1984, and as consul general in Germany from 1986 to 1989. He was appointed as deputy undersecretary subsequent to his return from Azerbaijan in 1998.

Born in Ankara in 1941, he attended Brandeis University in Boston, where he majored in political science and received a bachelor of arts degree in 1963. He received his Ph.D. degree in political science from Princeton University in 1969. He is the author of Ismet Inonu and the Making of Modern Turkey, a book about the times and life of the second president of the Turkish Republic.