Erdoğan’s press advisor assigned as Turkey’s new ambassador to Vatican

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s press advisor, Lütfullah Göktaş, was appointed as Turkey’s new ambassador to the Vatican on Thursday as the Turkish Foreign Ministry assigns new ambassadors to some of its missions around the world.

According to a report by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu personally notified the ambassadors about their new assignments on Thursday.

Mehmet Kemal Bozay will serve as ambassador of the Permanent Delegation to the European Union in Brussels. Mehmet Samsar will go to the Russian Federation, while Cihad Erginay has been named ambassador to Spain.

Murat Ateş will serve in Brasilia and Şefik Vural Altay in Buenos Aires. Kaan Esener has been tapped as Turkey’s permanent representative to the Council of Europe (CoE).

The assignments will take effect after their publication in the Official Gazette.

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