Expert Profile

Mr Faruk Deniz
Position(s) Former First Secretary, Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the European Union

Faruk F. Deniz is a former Turkish diplomat with 9 years of work experience on bilateral and multilateral affairs. He initiated his diplomatic career in 2010 by working in the Cyprus Department of the Turkish MoFA, where he gained first-hand insights into the Cyprus peace process. From 2012 to 2014, he was posted as Vice-Consul to Mosul, Iraq. In this capacity, he promoted trade and friendship between the people of Turkey and Iraq as well as exchanges between different ethnic and religious groups, with the aim of strengthening inter-ethnic relations. From 2015 to 2016, he was a member of the task force in charge of organizing the 2015 G20 Summit and the UN World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey. Until his resignation, Faruk worked as First Secretary at the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the EU in Brussels, where he covered EU-Mediterranean relations, human rights, counterterrorism, and local and regional policies of the EU. During all these years, Faruk has also worked on short-term assignments in Shanghai, Niamey, and Jakarta. Faruk holds a BA in International Trade from Bogazici University (Istanbul) and a MA in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (Boston). Faruk speaks Turkish, English, German, and French. He is married and has one child. Faruk was born in 1985 in Istanbul and currently lives in Bern, Switzerland. He is particularly interested in topics related to human security, migration and peacebuilding.

Participating in upcoming course/event
16 September 2021