Tacan Ildem

Ambassador (R)

Chairman, EDAM

 

 

Ambassador (R) Tacan Ildem, a member of NATO Independent Experts Group that presented a report entitled “NATO 2030: United for a New Era”, is a former senior Turkish diplomat. From the start of his long career between 1978 and 2021 he held bilateral and multilateral positions including NATO Assistant Secretary General between 2016 to 2020. He served as the Turkish Ambassador to the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to NATO and the OSCE. He also served as Director General for International Security Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chief of Cabinet, Principal Foreign Policy Advisor and Spokesperson of the President of the Republic. His postings abroad also include those at the Permanent Delegation to NATO, Embassies in Washington DC, Athens and New Delhi. Ambassador Ildem is a graduate of Ankara University Faculty of Political Science. He is a recipient of the decoration of Grand Officer of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity and the Medal of Gratitude of Albania.

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