Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Ambassador's Biography


Ambassador Serdar Kılıç was born in 1958 in Samsun. He is a graduate of Ankara University's prestigious Faculty of Political Sciences.

Previous posts:

Ministry of Tourism and Culture-Government Official 04/1977 - 01/1982

Ekşioğlu Holding, Board of Directors 01/1982 - 11/1984

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eastern Europe & Asia Department 11/1984 - 02/1987
Assistant Attaché, Attaché 

Embassy of Turkey in Kuwait 02/1987 - 07/1989
Attaché, Third Secretary
Consulate General of Turkey in Los Angeles, USA 07/1989 - 01/1992
Deputy Consul General
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gulf and Muslim Countries Department 01/1992 - 11/1993
Second Secretary, First Secretary
Permanent Delegation of Turkey to NATO 11/1993 - 11/1997
First Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy General Directorate of NATO 11/1997 - 09/1999             
and Euro-Atlantic Security and Defense Affairs 
Chief of Section, Acting Head of Department 
Permanent Delegation of Turkey to NATO 09/1999 - 10/2003
Counselor
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy General Directorate of 10/2003 - 01/2006
Balkans and Central Europe - Head of Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy General Directorate of NATO 01/2006 - 03/2008
and Euro-Atlantic Security and Defense Affairs 
Acting Deputy General Director, 
Minister-Plenipotentiary, Deputy General Director 

Ambassador to Lebanon   03/2008 - 04/2010                                                                                                                                                  
Secretary General of the National Security Council 04/2010 - 04/2012  

Ambassador to Japan 04/2012 - 04/2014
Ambassador to The United States of America 04/2014 - Present

Ambassador Kılıç is married and has one child.