H.E. Mr. Kerim Uras
The Ambassador of Turkey.

Born in June 1963, Ankara. Married to Zeynep ┼×aylan Uras, with three children (Deniz 18, Sinan 11, Harun 5)


  • Tevfik Fikret French High School, Ankara.
  • BA, Ankara University Political Science Faculty, 1985.
  • MA, Ankara Univ. Pol. Science Institute (Thesis: Iraq’s Ethnic Structure and the Turkomans of Iraq).


    • 1985 Nov. Joined the Ministry of Foreign Afairs
    • 1985-87 Cyprus Department, Third Secretary, MFA
    • 1987-89 Military service, Tank school, Reserve Officer at General Staff HQ
    • 1989 NATO Military Affairs Dept, Third Secretary, MFA
    • 1989-92 Consulate General-Hanover, Germany, Vice Councelor.
    • 1992-95 Turkish Embassy, Nicosia, Second & First Secretary,
    • 1995-97 Middle East Dept, Israel-Iraq-Iran, Chief of Section, MFA
    • 1997-2001 Turkish Embassy, London, UK, First Secretary, Counsellor
    • 2001-02 European Bilateral Dept. Head of Dept. MFA
    • 2002-03 Middle East Dept, Head of Iraq Dept. MFA
    • 2003-2007 Turkish Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York,

First Counsellor, Deputy Perm. Rep.

  • 2007-2011 Deputy Director General – Cyprus-Greece, MFA
  • 2010 April Appointed as Turkish Ambassador to Israel (did not begin because of the Mavi Marmara incident)
  • 2011 Dec. Turkish Ambassador to Greece.

Languages: English, French .