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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
NATO Names Next SCR
NATO has appointed Ambassador Ismail Aramaz as the next NATO Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) in Afghanistan. Ambassador Aramaz is currently the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Afghanistan. He has extensive NATO experience - having served as Turkey's Deputy Permanent Representative to NATO from 2003 to 2007. Prior to that he was the Political Advisor to the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from 2002 to 2003. He has also held key posts at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs dealing with NATO issues. The current ISAF mission will transition to the Resolute Support mission at the beginning of 2015. The SCR will play an integral role in the Resolute Support mission working with Afghan authorities, senior officials from other international organizations, and the military and civilian leaders from NATO and partner countries.