Murat Mercan (Ph.D. ’90) | April 2021

Class Notes - General

Mercan (Ph.D. ISOM 1990) has been appointed Turkey’s ambassador to Washington, D.C. the United States. 

Previously, he was ambassador to Tokyo, Japan.

Before being appointed to Tokyo in 2017, Mercan served as deputy minister of energy and natural resources.

He also served as the chairman of the Turkish Foreign Affairs Committee during the 23rd term of the Turkish Parliament (2007-2011).

Mercan also held the position of chairman of the Turkish Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the European Interparliamentary Defense and Security Assembly (IESDA) as well as served as the vice-president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (2002-2007).