The appointment was announced by the UN Secretary-General’s Spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, at a daily press conference.
In a written statement on the subject, it was stated that Guterres wanted Nirlioglu to conduct the independent evaluation and to offer holistic and coherent recommendations about “the current challenges Afghanistan is facing”.
In the statement, which drew attention to the fact that Ambassador Sinirlioğlu is very experienced in international relations and diplomacy, it was stated that the Ambassador carried out political, humanitarian, development, human rights and mediation files in his career.
In the statement, it was noted that Sinirlioğlu has knowledge and experience of a very wide geographical region from the Middle East to North Africa, from Europe, North America and Asia to Afghanistan.
Nervouslioglu, who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2015, is known as one of the diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “who served for the longest period of time”.
Nervousoğlu, a graduate of Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences (SBF), Department of International Relations, served as Turkey’s Permanent Representative to the UN between 2016-2023.
He completed his master’s and doctorate degrees at Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Relations. He is fluent in English and German.
UNSC requested an independent assessment.
In the resolution approved at the Afghanistan session of the United Nations Security Council on March 16, 2023, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was asked for an “independent assessment” identifying the main challenges in Afghanistan.
The evaluation, for which forward-looking recommendations were sought, was requested to be completed by 17 November 2023.