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Murat Lütem, the new Consul General of Turkey to Boston honored at the Algonquin Club.
Thursday night I was privileged to attended a reception followed by a dinner given in honor of the new Turkish Consul General Murat Lütem at the Algonquin Club in Boston, Massachusetts. Turkeys first Consulate General in Boston is in the process of being opened to serve the New England states .
A career diplomat serving his country, Murat Lütem, prior to his appointment to serve in Boston, was seconded from 2007 to 2010 to the Office of the President of the Republic of Turkey and appointed Foreign Policy Advisor on the President's staff. In that position, he assisted the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor in information-processing on issues pertaining to the United States, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Far East. Earlier, he was posted to the Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C. in 2003, where he focused on Turkish-American economic relations, acted as liaison to Turkish-American associations and interacted with members of the U.S. Congress, among other responsibilities. He was seconded to the Office of the President of the Republic of Turkey in 2001 and appointed Deputy Chief of Staff to the President. He was posted to Turkish Embassy in Azerbaijan in 1999 and to the Turkish Embassy in Germany in 1996. He joined the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993. Mr.Lütem was a Fellow at the Harvard Universitys Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in2010 2011. He earned a B.A. degree in 1993 from the International Relations Department of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.
The dinner was attended by Turkish-Americans and friends of Turkey living in the Boston area. Before the dinner professor Stephen Kinzer of the Boston University gave a brief speech about Turkey's geopolitical importance in the past as well as her emergence as a new power today. Professor Kinzer, a highly regarded former correspondent for the New York Times in Istanbul, is an expert on middle Eastern affairs and the author of several books, among them Crescent& Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds and most recently, Reset: Iran,Turkey,and America 's Future.
Consul General Murat Lütem followed Mr. Kinzer with a speech detailing Turkish foreign policies and emphasizing Turkey's role as a bridge between East and West. He also explained the importance of the opening the new Turkish Consulate in Boston, not only to serve the Turkish-Americans needs in the area but also the Consulates role in creation of a of a bridge between investors and entrepreneurs and exchange of know how between our two countries. A question and answer period followed Mr Lütems remarks.
The night concluded with a beautiful dinner with Turkish touch including deserts like baklava, lokma and muhallebi.
Cenan Ozmeral,C.O.O. Myriant, Cisem Tiftikcioglu,Fullbright Scholar, Gulsum Idil Lutem, Murat Lutem,Consul General of Turkey, Cem Ozmeral ,Istanbullite.com
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