Ambassador Yalım Eralp (retired) is a faculty member in the Department of International Relations of Istanbul Kültür University, and a diplomatic commentator at CNN TÜRK.
In 1962 he received his bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University. His career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spanned from 1962 to 2000, during which time he worked in New York, Brussels, Washington, D.C., Rome, and India, where he served as ambassador. He has also served as Advisor to Prime Ministers Mesut Yılmaz and Tansu Çiller, and as Ambassador at OSCE in Vienna.
At the present he is the Chairman of Defne/Daphne a Turkish-Greek Friendship Society.