Isabelle Dumont assumed the role of France’s first female ambassador to Ankara, following her appointment on Monday.
She brings linguistic expertise, with fluency in Turkish, and previously held a position at the French Embassy in Ankara from 2011 to 2013.
She also served as ambassador to Ukraine and the Greek Cypriot administration in 2015 and 2019, respectively.
Following these assignments, she became an advisor for European and Turkish relations at the Elysee Palace in 2020.
Former advisor to Macron
Dumont also was the advisor responsible for European and Turkish relations to French President Emmanuel Macron.
Her new role is expected to have a positive impact on Türkiye-France relations.
She is expected to be in Türkiye this week and will assume her duties after presenting her letter of credentials to Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.