Ferhat Alkan assumed his duties as the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Houston as of October 1, 2014.
He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Turkey in 2001. His previous assignments are as follows:
2001-2004 Iraq Political Department, Deputy Directorate General for Middle East, MFA
2004-2007 Turkish Embassy in Kabul/Afghanistan
2007-2009 Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC/USA
2009-2011 Deputy Directorate General for Iraq, MFA
2011-2014 Chief of Protocol to the President, President’s Office
He was born in Kayseri. He received his BA in International Relations from Middle East Technical University in the year 1999. He completed his MA in European Union and Integration at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in 2001.
He is married to Özlem Alkan.