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Turkish Ambassador To Speak At U.Va. On May 12

May 6, 1999 -- His Excellency Baki Ilkin, Ambassador of the Turkish Republic, will speak in the Dome Room of the Rotunda on Wednesday, May 12 at 2 p.m. In a diplomatic career spanning more than three decades, Ambassador Ilkin served in Athens, Moscow and London as well as senior posts in the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara. From 1981 to 1983 and, again, from 1993 to 1996, he was Private Advisor to the Foreign Minister. Following more than three years as Chief of the Private Cabinet of the President of Turkey, he was named ambassador to Pakistan and Denmark successively. In 1998, Ambassador Ilkin was assigned to Washington, following a tour as ambassador to the Netherlands.

Ambassador Ilkin is married and has two children, including a 1998 graduate of the University of Virginia.

The address, which is open to the University and Charlottesville communities, will follow a lunch in Ambassador Ilkin's honor, hosted by President John T. Casteen III. His presentation is sponsored by the University's Institute for Global Policy Research.

For more information, contact Nathaniel Howell at (804) 974-9315.

Contact: Charlotte Crystal, (804) 924-6858.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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