Turk­ish For­eign Min­istry re­cruits Kur­dish Diplo­mats

The Kurdish Globe - - ERBIL WEATHER FORECAST -

Fol­low­ing the changes made in the po­lice of Turkey to­ward Kurds and af­ter the at­tempts made for pro­mot­ing peace process be­tween Turkey and Kurds, the Turk­ish gov­ern­ment has started tak­ing prac­ti­cal steps.

Ac­cord­ing to Press Turk web­site, Turkey’s For­eign Af­fairs Min­istry has ap­pointed ten Kur­dish diplo­mats as the gov­ern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the Kur­dish ar­eas.

The For­eign Min­istry is look­ing for Kur­dish-speak­ing per­son­nel to ap­point as diplo­mats to re­gions where the Kur­dish lan­guage is spo- ken, such as north­ern Iraq. These in­di­vid­u­als not only have to speak an ad­vanced level of English, French or Ger­man but also must speak Kur­dish.

The min­istry has al­ready re­cruited 10 peo­ple whose mother tongue is Kur­dish in the last year. Now, these 10 in­di­vid­u­als are un­der­go­ing an ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram nec­es­sary for per­son­nel be­fore be­ing ap­pointed as diplo­mats. This ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram will end in Jan­uary 2014, and they will be ap­pointed to their posts by the For­eign Min­istry.

Some of these 10 can­di­date diplo­mats will be sent to the For­eign Min­istry's Mid­dle East of­fice. The min­istry will con­tinue to re­cruit Kur­dish-speak­ing per­son­nel in the com­ing years.

Speak­ing French, Ger­man or English is no longer suf­fi­cient for diplo­mats, now the min­istry is look­ing for other qual­i­fi­ca­tions. They should know one of Ara­bic, Bul­gar­ian, Ser­bian, He­brew, Chi­nese and Ja­panese as a sec­ond for­eign lan­guage. This is thought to fa­cil­i­tate the es­tab­lish­ment of stronger bi­lat­eral re­la­tions.

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