Turkish Consul General Ömer Önhon to Speak

Teaneck, NJ (January 31, 2005) — H.E.Ömer Önhon, Turkish Consul General to the United States, will speak on “Turkey and European Union — Prospects and Challenges” on Wednesday, February 9, 2005.

The free lecture, part of the United Nations Pathways Lecture Series at Fairleigh Dickinson University, is open to the public. It begins at 6:30 p.m. in Robison Hall, Room 100. Light refreshments will be available at 6 p.m. and a question-and-answer period with the audience will follow the presentation.

Since August, 2002, Mr. Önhon has held the position of Consul General of Turkey to the United States. Prior to his current position, Mr. Önhon was the Head of the Department for the Middle East, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ministry where he began his diplomatic career in 1985.

His experience includes serving as the Third Secretary in the Turkish Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; the First Secretary of the Turkish Delegation to OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe), Vienna; and the Section Head of the International Security and Disarmament Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1995-2000, Mr. Önhon was in Brussels, Belgium, as Counselor at the Turkish Delegation to NATO and in Damascus, Syria, as the First Counselor at the Turkish Embassy.

Robison Hall is directly accessible from the University’s North Parking Lot, at Route 4 and River Road, Teaneck. For further information, call 201 692 7362.

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