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The Turkish Embassy has been serving at its current chancery in Washington, D.C.’s famous Embassy Row in Massachusetts Avenue since 1999.
The Embassy building is an example of contemporary design drawing upon rich traditions of Turkish architecture and culture. Located in the heart of Massachusetts Avenue’s Embassy Row, the building has a striking presence defined by its broad eaves and expressive facades. At the same time, it is a carefully considered addition to a neighborhood of dignified residence and embassies.

Following a period of extensive research, design, and preparation, the building was commissioned in 1997 and completed in 1999.
The Chancery, housing different offices of the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC, functions as both a state-of-the-art diplomatic facility and a considerate neighbor in the Massachusetts Avenue’s historic district. The building successfully blends Turkish tradition and modernity without undermining the sense of continuity between the past and the future.

His Excellency Süleyman Demirel, the 9th President of the Republic of Turkey, was in Washington D.C. for the inauguration of the building on April 23, 1999, the day which coincided with the 79th Anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

Black Bey
Black Bey

8/28/1867-8/4/1873

Aristaki Bey
Aristaki Bey

10/14/1873-3/29/1883

Ferit Paşa
Ferit Paşa

3/29/1883-5/11/1883

Hüseyin Tevfik Paşa
Hüseyin Tevfik Paşa

5/11/1883-10/1/1886

Rüstem Efendi
Rüstem Efendi

10/1/1886-3/14/1887

Mavrovani Bey
Mavrovani Bey

3/14/1887-9/23/1896

Mustafa Tahsin Bey
Mustafa Tahsin Bey

9/23/1896-9/3/1897

Mehmet Rifat Bey
Mehmet Rifat Bey

9/3/1897-10/3/1897

Seyfettin Bey
Seyfettin Bey

10/3/1897-11/24/1897

Edham Bey
Edham Bey

11/24/1897-3/30/1898

Ali Ferruh Bey
Ali Ferruh Bey

3/30/1898-7/15/1901

Şekip Bey
Şekip Bey

7/15/1901-11/9/1907

Mehmed Ali Bey
Mehmed Ali Bey

11/9/1907-8/12/1908

Münci Bey
Münci Bey

8/13/1908-6/14/1909

Hüseyin Kazım Bey
Hüseyin Kazım Bey

7/14/1909-8/25/1909

Alfred Rüstem Bey
Alfred Rüstem Bey

8/25/1909-5/16/1910

Yusuf Ziya Paşa
Yusuf Ziya Paşa

6/14/1910-6/22/1914

Ahmet Rüstem Bey
Ahmet Rüstem Bey

6/22/1914-10/4/1914

Abdülhak Hüseyin Bey
Abdülhak Hüseyin Bey

10/4/1914-4/20/1917

Ahmet  Muhtar
Ahmet Muhtar

11/28/1927-4/20/1934

Mehmet Münir Ertegün
Mehmet Münir Ertegün

6/18/1934-11/1/1944

Orhan Halit Erol
Orhan Halit Erol

11/1/1944-3/16/1945

Hüseyin Ragıp Baydur
Hüseyin Ragıp Baydur

3/16/1945-8/27/1948

Feridun Cemal Erkin
Feridun Cemal Erkin

8/11/1948-6/15/1955

Ali Haydar Görk
Ali Haydar Görk

5/31/1955-4/19/1957

Suat Hayri Ürgüplü
Suat Hayri Ürgüplü

8/27/1957-3/23/1960

Melih Esenbel
Melih Esenbel

3/24/1960-10/28/1960

Bülend Uşaklıgil
Bülend Uşaklıgil

11/1/1960-6/20/1962

Turgut Menemencioğlu
Turgut Menemencioğlu

4/24/1962-1/2/1967

Melih Esenbel
Melih Esenbel

1/9/1967-11/1/1974

Aydın Yeğen
Aydın Yeğen

11/1/1974-4/1/1975

Melih Esenbel
Melih Esenbel

4/1/1975-7/14/1979

Şükrü Elekdağ
Şükrü Elekdağ

7/23/1979-6/26/1989

Nüzhet Kandemir
Nüzhet Kandemir

8/14/1989-4/15/1998

Baki İlkin
Baki İlkin

4/17/1998-9/18/2001

Faruk Loğoğlu
Faruk Loğoğlu

9/24/2001-12/26/2005

Nabi Şensoy
Nabi Şensoy

1/1/2006-1/17/2010

Namık Tan
Namık Tan

2/15/2010-3/31/2014

Monday - Friday

09:00 - 18:00

Consular Section Reception Hours: 9.30 am-1 pm
1/1/2018 New Year's Day
1/15/2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
2/19/2018 President's Day
5/28/2018 Memorial Day
7/4/2018 Independence Day
8/21/2018 Religious Holiday
9/3/2018 Labor Day
10/8/2018 Columbus Day
10/29/2018 Turkish Independence Day
11/12/2018 Veterans Day
11/22/2018 Thanksgiving Day
12/25/2018 Christmas Day
1/1/2019 New Year's Day
1/21/2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2/18/2019 Presidents' Day