Türk Dışişlerinde Fatin Rüştü Zorlu
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A graduate of the Galatasaray Lycee in Istanbul, Fatin Rüştü Zorlu holds L.L.B. degrees from the Law School of the University of Geneva and from the School of Political Science in Paris. Mr. Zorlu entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1932 and was successively Secretary to the Turkish Delegation to Disarmament Conference in 1934, legal adviser to the Turkish Delegation to the Montreux Conference in 1936. He was appointed First Secretary to the Turkish Embassy in Paris in 1939, he later became Charge d’Affaires in Kuybyshev and Consul-General in Beirut. After World War II, Turkey changed political system, economic and foreign policies, because of circumstances of mentioned time. After this situation, Mr. Zorlu became more important for Turkish Diplomacy. He was appointed Director-General of the Department of Economy and Commerce at the Ministry Foreign Affairs in 1946. In 1952 he was appointed Ambassador and Turkish Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Elected to the Grand National Assembly from the Constituency of Çanakkale in 1954, Fatin Rüştü Zorlu entered the Cabinet as Minister of State and Deputy Prime Minister. He headed to the Turkish Delegation to the Bandung Conference in 1955. Mr. Zorlu took a strong interest in Cyprus issue and economic relations of Turkey. After 6-7 September Events, Resigning from the Cabinet on November 1955, he re-entered as Minister of State for Press Affairs on July 1957. Later, he became Minister of Foreign Affairs on November 25, 1957. As a result, Fatin Rüştü Zorlu was a well-known figure on the international scene. Mr. Zorlu has come to be recognized as one of the freeworld’s foremost exponents of collective defense and economic cohesion. Mr. Zorlu has been a familiar personality at almost every major international conference.