Dear Turkish Citizens,
I took up my duties after presenting my credentials to His Excellency Governor-General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) on 13 February 2019. I am honoured to be appointed as the 15th Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey.
I am proud to represent Turkey in Australia, the friendly nation, with the homage of H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and with the approbation of H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey.
The history of the relations between Turkey and Australia dates back to the Battle of Gallipoli which stand in the memories of both nations as a bitter experience. Although belligerent parties, the two peoples have achieved to display the wisdom of nurturing a long-lasting friendship that defies the years. I am pleased to see that you, who are Turkish Nation’s representatives in Australia and who make valuable contributions to this country, are protecting this precious legacy duly.
An approximate number of 150 thousand Australian citizens of Turkish origin constitute a special and strong human bond and cultural bridge between our two countries. The fact that the members of the Turkish community in Australia contribute to the multicultural Australian society by taking part in all walks of life and succeeding in integrating with the wider community while maintaining their cultural heritage and language, bring the relations between Turkey and Australia to a stunning point.
Half a century after the date when our citizens stepped on Australia for the first time, we continue working with excitement and determination together with the esteemed colleagues of the Offices of the Military Attaché, the Security Cooperation and Interior Affairs, the Commercial Attachés, the Administrative and Social Affairs, the Labour and Social Security Attaché and the Education Attaché that are in charge in our missions in Australia.
With your help and contributions, we will do our best to enhance the relations between Turkey and Australia together with my colleagues in the Embassy in Canberra, in the Consulates-General in Sydney and Melbourne. The more we advance the relations between two countries, the more we may make your presence valuable here.
I would like to take this opportunity to state that we expect your support for International Maarif School of Australia, opened in Sydney on 4 February 2019, acting under the auspices of the Turkish Maarif Foundation in Australia. In this context, I kindly request you to send your kids to this prestigious institution offering a curriculum of modern education with a successful team.
Besides, I would like to express that the doors of our Missions in Australia are always open to our citizens who have strong commitment to our glorious flag with crescent and star. We will also continue supporting activities of our citizens and Turkish businessman in Australia.
I would like to extend my gratitude to our citizens who contribute to strengthening the relations between Turkey and Australia.
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