At a Glance
• Member, McLarty Associates’ Board of Counselors
• Served as Ambassador of Turkey to the European Union
• Served as Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Turkey to the United Nations in Geneva
• Served as Turkey’s Chief Negotiator in the GATT Uruguay Round multilateral trade negotiations
Cem Duna is a member of McLarty Associates’ Board of Counselors. He is based in Turkey and advises our Europe & Eurasia Practice.
Ambassador Duna was appointed Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to the European Union in 1991 and served until 1995, during which time negotiations for the formation of the Customs Union were conducted under his guidance. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1969 and has served at various diplomatic posts in major cities like Copenhagen, Den Haag, Jeddah, and London.
Ambassador Duna served as the Foreign Affairs Advisor to President Turgut Özal from 1985-1988, when Mr. Özal was Prime Minister of Turkey. He was appointed as the Director General of Turkish Radio and Television from 1988-1989 and was Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Turkey to the United Nations Offices in Geneva, where he was also the Chief Negotiator in the GATT Uruguay Round multilateral trade negotiations between 1989 and 1991.