Turkish Consulate General in Los Angeles

CG's Biography

Raife Gülru Gezer was born in İstanbul in 1979. She graduated from the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the Boğaziçi University in the year 2000. She completed her M.A. in European Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe in Brugge, Belgium in 2010.


Raife Gülru Gezer started her career in the year 2000 as an editor at the international new department of the NTV news channel. In 2002 she joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and began working at the European Union Political Affairs Deputy Directorate as a Candidate Career Diplomat. She worked in the same department as Attaché, Third Secretary and Second Secretary until 2007. In 2007 she was posted to the Turkish Embassy in Damascus where she worked for two years. Later on she was sent to the Turkish Permanent Representation to the EU in 2009. Returning to Ankara in 2010 she was appointed as the Chief of Cabinet of the Under Secretaryof the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After serving for four years in Ankara, she was appointed as the Consul General of Turkey to Los Angeles. She has assumed her duties on September 15, 2014


Gülru Gezer speaks fluent English and Russian.