Announced with a governmental decree issued on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry assigned or reassigned dozens of ambassadors. Feridun Sinirlioğlu, the undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), has been appointed as the Undersecretary of the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations, the MFA announced on Friday. Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç was appointed as Turkey's ambassador to Belgrade. Sinirlioğlu is a long-serving diplomat, having served as ministerial undersecretary, prior to holding interim post as foreign minister for the caretaker government which governed Turkey until the early elections on Nov. 1. Sinirlioğlu also served as Turkey's ambassador in Tel Aviv from 2002 to 2007.He also served as Chief Foreign Policy Adviser to Turkey's former Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel from 1996 to 2000, and the minister and deputy director general for the Middle East and North Africa from 2000 to 2002.