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Turkey’s new ambassador to Japan, Yaman Basket, presented his credentials to the Emperor Thursday in a ceremony at the Imperial Palace.

Basket, 59, joined the Turkish Foreign Ministry in 1969 after graduating from Neuchatel University in Switzerland. He has held various ministry posts and overseas diplomatic posts in Paris, Algiers, Geneva and Moscow.

He was ambassador to Romania from 1991 to 1996 and became the Foreign Ministry’s deputy undersecretary for economic affairs in 1997.

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