The Ministry of External Affairs announced Senior diplomat Sanjay Kumar Panda has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to Turkey. He will succeed Sanjay Bhattacharya. He is a 1991 Indian Foreign Service officer, is presently Consul General, Consulate General of India, San Francisco. He is appointed to the post when India- Turkey relations are under strain.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- President of Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Capital of Turkey: Ankara; Currency of Turkey: Turkish lira.