Former Minister of EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey & Ambassador Designate of Turkey to the Czech Republic,
Egemen Bağış was a member of the Turkish Parliament representing Istanbul for three consecutive terms between October 2002 and June 2015. He served as Turkey’s first Minister of European Union Affairs & Chief Negotiator between January 2019 and December 2013. During this period, Egemen Bağış was responsible for the execution of Turkey’s full membership negotiations with the European Union. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Occidental Studies Centre and Western Platform at Istanbul Aydin University where he teaches international relations courses to graduate students. He has recently been designated as Ambassador of Turkey to the Czech Republic, which he will assume in Prague as of November.