The following is a brief biography of the new ambassador:
H.E. Mr. Lütfullah Göktaş
Lütfullah Göktaş was born on December 16, 1963, in Balıklıçeşme / Biga.
He is married with two children.
He holds a degree in theology and philosophy of Islam from the University of Marmara, and a master’s degree in history of religions from the Faculty of Missiology of the Pontifical Gregorian University.
He has held, among others, the following positions: high school teacher in lanlıurfa (1986); reader of Arabic language at the Arab Cultural Centre of Libya in Istanbul (1986-1988); freelance journalist in Istanbul (1986-1990); freelance journalist in Rome (1990-1998); journalist and correspondent in Italy for the Turkish television channel NTV (1998-2011); journalist and correspondent in Italy for the Turkish press agency Anadolu Ajansı (2003-2011); advisor and head of the Press Office of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Turkey (2011-2014); advisor and head of the Press Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey (2014-2019).