Authorized Form of NameKuneralp; Zeki (1914-1998); Turkish Diplomat
TypeOfEntityPerson
Surname Kuneralp
ForenamesZeki
Dates1914-1998
CodeGB/109/24356
EpithetTurkish Diplomat
ActivityTurkish diplomat, who was brought up in exile in Switzerland after the murder of his father, Ali Kemal Bey, during the Turkish War of Independence. After his education he returned to Turkey and, with the express approval of President Ismet Inönü, entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At first taking up diplomatic posts throughout Europe, Kuneralp was later appointed Turkish Ambassador to Switzerland, the United Kingdom (20.08.1969-27.10.1972) and Spain, as well as twice serving as Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry. He survived an assassination attempt which claimed the lives of his wife and her brother in Madrid in 1978. He retired, in part due to ill-health, in 1979, renouncing the world and current affairs, and turning his attention instead to writing and publishing. His autobiography was translated into English in 1992, while others of his books are considered important sources of twentieth century Turkish history. He died in Istanbul in 1998.
GenderMale
Sourcehttp://london.emb.mfa.gov.tr/MissionChiefHistory.aspx and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeki_Kuneralp viewed on 07/06/2016

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