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Established in 1968, the Consulate-General of Turkey in Los Angeles has been operating at its current address at 6300 Wilshire Boulevard since May 2005. The residential compound of the Consulate-General was acquired in 1982.

Turkish Consulate-General in Los Angeles was the first among those Turkish diplomatic missions abroad that became the target of a series of over 30 heinous terrorist attacks from 1970s to 1990s, claiming the lives of over 35 Turkish diplomats/officials and their family members.

Consul-General Mr. Mehmet Baydar and Vice-Consul Mr. Bahadır Demir, who were assassinated in Santa Barbara/California on 27 January 1973 by an Armenian assassin, are the first martyrs of the Turkish Foreign Service as well as our Consulate-General. The third Turkish martyr in Los Angeles is Consul-General Mr. Kemal Arıkan who was assassinated on 28 January 1982 by Armenian terrorists.

Mustafa Talat Kulay
Mustafa Talat Kulay

1/1/1967-1/1/1970

Mehmet Baydar
Mehmet Baydar

1/1/1970-1/1/1973

Zübeyir Bensan
Zübeyir Bensan

1/1/1973-1/1/1974

Mehmet Kamil Uras
Mehmet Kamil Uras

1/1/1974-1/1/1978

Kemal Arıkan
Kemal Arıkan

1/1/1978-1/1/1982

Ali Suat Çakır
Ali Suat Çakır

1/1/1982-1/1/1984

Nihat Bozkurt Erman
Nihat Bozkurt Erman

1/1/1984-1/1/1989

Mehmet Nuri Emre
Mehmet Nuri Emre

1/1/1989-1/1/1993

Ahmet Oğuz Çelikkol
Ahmet Oğuz Çelikkol

1/1/1993-1/1/1996

Hayri Hayret Yalav
Hayri Hayret Yalav

1/1/1996-1/1/1999

Aykut Berk
Aykut Berk

1/1/1999-1/1/2002

Ahmet Engin Ansay
Ahmet Engin Ansay

1/1/2003-1/1/2007

R. Hakan  Tekin
R. Hakan Tekin

4/15/2007-9/1/2011

Aydın  Topcu
Aydın Topcu

10/1/2011-8/31/2014

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