Gündüz Aktan

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Person.png Gündüz AktanRdf-icon.png
(diplomat)
BornAugust 7, 1941
Safranbolu, Turkey
DiedNovember 19, 2008 (Age 67)
Cause of death
kidney tumor
NationalityTurkey
Alma materAnkara University

Gündüz Suphi Aktan was a Turkish diplomat who was ambassador to Greece, the United Nations and Japan, and a member of the Turkish Grand National Assembly,

Career

Aktan "worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 1998. From 1998 to 2007, he wrote for the daily Radikal, Turkish Daily News and for a while directed the Turkish think tank Eurasia Strategic Research Center.

He was a well known and respected expert on the Armenian question and he wrote extensively on the subject. He was a member of track two diplomacy group Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Commission. He believed that normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations could only be possible after resolution of Armenian genocide claims and the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute."[1]

He was also Adviser to the Prime Minister, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

7 August 1941|19 November 2008| 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
Bilderberg/198724 April 198726 April 1987Italy
Villa D'Este
Cernobbio


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