Islamabad: Sadik Babur Girgin, ambassador-designate of the Republic of Turkey to Pakistan, arrives in Islamabad today (Saturday) to assume charge of his new assignment.
Girgin was born in Istanbul in 1969. He graduated from the Bogaziçi University, Faculty of Administrative and Economic Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Relations.
A career diplomat, Girgin remained in military service from 1993 to 1995. From 1996 to 2002, he served the Turkish embassies in Moscow, Amman and Rome as third and second secretary. He was also first secretary and counselor at the Permanent Mission to NATO. He served the Turkish embassy in Kabul as a counselor during 2007-08. Other key positions that he has held during his career as a diplomat include those of Special Representative for Iraq, as well as head of the department and minister plenipotentiary at the Deputy Directorate General for South Asia. Girgin is married. He is accompanied by his wife and a daughter.