Büyükelçilik Tarihi ve Önceki Büyükelçilerimiz

Diplomatic relations between Albania and Turkey were established with the Friendship Agreement signed in 1923.

The first Turkish diplomatic mission was opened as a Consulate in the city of Vlora in 1925, which was replaced by the Embassy in Tirana inaugurated in 1926.

After the Italian occupation of Albania in 1939, the Embassy was closed and a Consulate General was set up. Upon the request of the communist regime which assumed power in 1945, the Consulate General was also closed and the bilateral relations were suspended. In the following period, upon the demand of the Albanian side, Turkey opened a Legation in 1958 and the bilateral relationships were upgraded to Ambassadorial level in 1966.

Offices of the Military Attaché and of the Commercial Counselor were set up respectively in 1992 and 2007.

The Embassy’s original building on the Durres Street was handed over to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the 1950s. During the period 1959-2006, the Embassy was located in the Kavaja Street and  in October, 2006 moved to its current location.

Tahir Lütfi Togay
Tahir Lütfi Togay

1/1/1926-1/1/1929

Ahmet Rüstü Demirel
Ahmet Rüstü Demirel

1/1/1929-1/1/1931

Zeki Hakkı Karabuda
Zeki Hakkı Karabuda

1/1/1931-1/1/1932

Basri Raşid Danişmend
Basri Raşid Danişmend

1/1/1932-1/1/1934

Ruşen Eşref Ünaydın
Ruşen Eşref Ünaydın

1/1/1934-12/1/1934

Yakub Kadri  Karaosmanoğlu
Yakub Kadri Karaosmanoğlu

12/1/1934-1/1/1936

Ali Türkgeldi
Ali Türkgeldi

1/1/1937-1/1/1938

Hulusi Fuat Togay
Hulusi Fuat Togay

1/1/1938-1/1/1939

Muzaffer Kamil Bayur
Muzaffer Kamil Bayur

1/1/1939-1/1/1945

Hasan  Nurelgin
Hasan Nurelgin

1/1/1959-1/1/1961

Mustafa  Kenanoğlu
Mustafa Kenanoğlu

1/1/1963-1/1/1967

Cihat Rüştü Veyselli
Cihat Rüştü Veyselli

1/1/1967-1/1/1968

Bülent  Kestelli
Bülent Kestelli

1/1/1968-1/1/1970

Ercüment Tatarağası
Ercüment Tatarağası

1/1/1971-1/1/1978

Metin Karaca
Metin Karaca

1/1/1979-1/1/1983

Selçuk Toker
Selçuk Toker

1/1/1983-1/1/1985

Bilal N. Şimşir
Bilal N. Şimşir

1/1/1985-1/1/1987

Teoman Sürenkök
Teoman Sürenkök

1/1/1987-1/1/1991

A. Metin Örnekol
A. Metin Örnekol

1/1/1991-1/1/1996

Ahmet Rıfat Ökçün
Ahmet Rıfat Ökçün

1/1/1996-1/1/2000

Murat Oğuz
Murat Oğuz

1/1/2000-1/1/2004

Süphan Erkula
Süphan Erkula

1/1/2004-8/17/2009

Hasan Sevilir Aşan
Hasan Sevilir Aşan

8/24/2009-10/31/2013

Hidayet Bayraktar
Hidayet Bayraktar

11/14/2013-12/22/2017

Murat Ahmet Yörük
Murat Ahmet Yörük

12/29/2017-

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