Abdulkadir Emin Önen was born in Ankara on 15 March 1976. He completed his undergraduate education in Public Administration at Istanbul Fatih University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 2001. He received his master’s degree in Political Science from the Fatih University in 2010. His dissertation is entitled “Asian Perception in Turkish Foreign Policy since 2003”. He established his own consulting company in import and export business in China/Guangzhou. He was elected as Member of Parliament from Şanlıurfa for the 23rd and 24th Parliamentary Terms, Justice and Development Party. He served as Vice-President of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) in 2009-2011. He was the Chairman of Turkey-China Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group and President of Turkish Group at Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA) between 2011 and 2015. He also served as Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the International
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA) between 2013 and 2015. Mr. Önen serves as Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the People’s Republic of China.