Former Turkish Ambassador to the United States, Baki Ilkin, passed away today. Ambassador Ilkin was 74. We pray for strength and patience to his spouse, Mrs. Nur Ilkin, and to his family and friends, and stand in solidarity with the Turkish Diplomatic community.
Degerli dostumuz ve arkadasimiz Sayin Buyukelci Baki Ilgin bugun vefat etmisdir. Turkiyenin yetistirdigi en degerli hariciyecilerin arasinda olan Baki Ilkin bey her zaman icin Amerikada bulundugu mudded icinde ve dahada otesinde Turkish Forum ve digger Ust kuruluslarla Turkiyenin meseleleri icin el-ele calismisdir. Onun zamaninda ilk defa FTAA(Turk Amerikan dernekleri federasyonu) – ATAA (Assembly) – TF (Turkish forum).. Uzun vadeli calismalar icin bir araya gelmislerdir Degerli Dostumun mekani cenet olsun.. Ailesine bassagligi ve sihhatlibir devam dilerim
Dr. Kayaalp Buyukataman, Baskan
Turkish Forum – Dunya Turkleri Birligi
Baki İlkin (born October 3, 1943 in Ankara) is a Turkish diplomat and ambassador who served as the Representative of the Republic of Turkey to the United Nations.
Previously, Baki İlkin served as ambassador, Deputy Under-Secretary for Bilateral Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey (2001-2004); ambassador of Turkey to the United States (1998-2001); ambassador of Turkey to the Netherlands (1996-1998); ambassador, director general, special advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey (1993-1996); ambassador of Turkey to Denmark (1990-1993); and ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan (1987-1990).
He also held the posts of chief of cabinet for the President of Turkey (1983-1987); special advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1981-1983); counsellor at the Embassy of Turkey to the United Kingdom (1977-1981); and Chief of Cabinet for the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, as well as Chief of Section for Greece, Turkish Department of Political Affairs (1975-1977).
In addition, Baki İlkin worked as first secretary at the Embassy of Turkey to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1974-1975); third and first secretary at the Embassy of Turkey to Greece (1970-1974); and Third Secretary at the Department of Cypriot-Greek Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey (1969-1970).
Baki is married to author Nur Ilkin.