ÖZDEM SANBERK

(Ret. Ambassador)

Graduating from Lycée de Galatasaray and the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University, Özdem Sanberk has served the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in various positions - at the Turkish Embassies in Madrid, Amman, Bonn and Paris. He was also appointed to different offices at the Permanent OECD and UNESCO Representation. Between the years of 1985 - 1987, he was the foreign policy Chief Advisor to the (then) Prime Minister Turgut Özal.


From 1987 to 1991, he served as Turkey’s ambassador to the European Union in Brussels, and from 1991 to 1995, he worked as a permanent undersecretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara. He also served as the Turkish Ambassador to the United Kingdom in London between 1995 and 2000.


In 2000, Ret. Ambassador Sanberk retired from his post at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked as the Director of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) until September 2003.


He is married to Sumru Sanberk and has a daughter.