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The Yunus Emre Institute in Washington D.C. Welcomes His Excellency Ambassador Hasan Murat Mercan



A Productive Meeting Was Held Between The Yunus Emre Institute And The Turkish Embassy


Washington D.C. - On April 1st, The Yunus Emre Institute in Washington D.C. welcomed the new ambassador to Turkey, His Excellency Hasan Murat Mercan. The Yunus Emre Institute staff greeted the ambassador and his staff as they entered the institute, took the ambassador on a tour of the office, and sat down to discuss upcoming projects.


His Excellency Hasan Murat Mercan was formerly the ambassador to Tokyo and was officially appointed as Turkey’s ambassador to Washington on February 24th, 2021. Prior to his position as ambassador to Tokyo in 2017, Ambassador Mercan served as deputy minister of energy and natural resources. In addition, he served as the chairman of the Turkish Foreign Affairs Committee during the 23rd term of the Turkish Parliament.


During the ambassador’s visit, Yunus Emre Institute’s staff presented their 2021-2022 Strategic Plan to explain how the institute will achieve its objectives in the next calendar year. They also explored how the Turkish Embassy and the institute could work together to strengthen Turkish and U.S. relations through cultural diplomacy. Ambassador Mercan’s visit was warm and constructive.



The Yunus Emre Institute in Washington D.C. is looking forward to working closely with the Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C. As the Republic of Turkey’s official Turkish cultural center, the Yunus Emre Institute will collaborate and coordinate with the Turkish Embassy on a number of upcoming events and programs from 2021 through 2022 and beyond. All of the staff at the Yunus Emre Institute in Washington D.C. welcome His Excellency Ambassador Hasan Murat Mercan and wish him tremendous success while he is working in Washington D.C. to further develop Turkish-American relations.


Yunus Emre Institute is a Turkish cultural center located in Washington, D.C. and around the world. The institute hosts events and programs that educate the public about Turkey’s culture, history, and language. For more information about the institute’s mission or online programs, please email washingtondc@yee.org.tr or follow @yeewdc on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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