Faruk Kaymakci


Faruk Kaymakci

Turkish Permanent Delegation to the EU

Ambassador Kaymakcı was born on 21 March 1968 in Tosya, Kastamonu, Türkiye.

Graduated from the Economics Department of the Faculty of Political Science of Ankara University, he had two Master’s Degrees from the London School of Economics and the College of Europe (Brugge) in the field of economics and politics of the European Union respectively.

He worked at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara at the Directorate General (DG) for International Economic Organizations, DG Balkan States (1994-96), DG Policy Planning (2002-03) and DG European Union (2008).

Abroad, he served at the Turkish Embassy in Tripoli (1997-99), at the NATO Senior Civilian Representative’s Office in Kabul (2004-05) and three times at the Turkish Permanent Delegation to the EU in Brussels (1999-03 and 2005-08 and 2017-18).

He was the Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to Türkiye’s EU Minister and Chief Negotiator and Director for EU Communication at the EU Ministry (2009-11).

He served as the Consul General of Türkiye in Basrah (2011-2013), the Ambassador of Türkiye in Iraq (2013- 2017) and Permanent Delegate of Türkiye to the EU in Brussels (2017-2018), He was the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs from August 2018 to February 2023. As of 1 March, he was reappointed as Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Türkiye to the European Union.

Ambassador Kaymakcı is a holder of NATO Medal for his service in Afghanistan and was selected one of the three Alumnus of the Year 2007 of the College of Europe.

He speaks English and French.