Turkish Consulate General in Los Angeles

Consulate History And Previous Consuls General

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
01.01.1967-01.01.1970
Mehmet Baydar
01.01.1970-01.01.1973
Zübeyir Bensan
01.01.1973-01.01.1974
Mehmet Kamil Uras
01.01.1974-01.01.1978
Kemal Arıkan
01.01.1978-01.01.1982
Ali Suat Çakır
01.01.1982-01.01.1984
Nihat Bozkurt Erman
01.01.1984-01.01.1989
Mehmet Nuri Emre
01.01.1989-01.01.1993
Ahmet Oğuz Çelikkol
01.01.1993-01.01.1996
Hayri Hayret Yalav
01.01.1996-01.01.1999
Aykut Berk
01.01.1999-01.01.2002
Ahmet Engin Ansay
01.01.2003-01.01.2007
R. Hakan Tekin
15.04.2007-01.09.2011
Aydın Topcu
01.10.2011-31.08.2014