Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye to Spain Burak Akçapar on 11th of November presented the “credentials letter” to UNWTO Secterary General Zurab Pololikashvili, formally accrediting the Turkish Embassy in Madrid as the Permanent Representation of Turkiye to the UNWTO and Ambassador Burak Akçapar as its first Permanent Representative.
Türkiye has been a full member to the Organization since 1975. As a founding member of UNWTO Türkiye has assumed important roles in the past including through Committee Memberships and Vice Presidency of the Regional Commission for Europe.
Türkiye has also been participating actively in the Executive Council since 2019 and has placed her bid to be reelected to the Executive Council for one of the seats provided for Europe in the period 2023-2027.
Türkiye promotes the values embodied by the UNWTO. In this sense, the relationship between tourism and development that is underlined by the UNWTO within the scope of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals is also shared by Türkiye.”