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Robert Leigh Turner CMG (born 13 March 1958) is a writer and British former diplomat. His final role was British Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna from August 2016 to September 2021. As Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative he wrote a regular blog published in English and German. Whilst on unpaid leave, between 2002 and 2006, he wrote travel articles for the Financial Times, The Boston Globe and other newspapers.

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  • Robert Leigh Turner (* 1958) ist ein britischer Diplomat. Seit 2016 ist er britischer Botschafter in Österreich, von 2008 bis 2012 war er britischer Botschafter in der Ukraine. (de)
  • Robert Leigh Turner CMG (born 13 March 1958) is a writer and British former diplomat. His final role was British Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna from August 2016 to September 2021. As Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative he wrote a regular blog published in English and German. From September 2012 to July 2016 Turner was British Consul-General in Istanbul, a post which included responsibility for UK Trade and Investment work in Turkey, South Caucasus, Central Asia and Ukraine. From June 2008 to July 2012 he was British ambassador to Ukraine, resident in Kyiv. From 2006–2008 he was Director, Overseas Territories in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Commissioner of the British Antarctic Territory; and Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory. Born in March 1958, he graduated from Downing College, Cambridge in 1979, joining the Civil Service as an administrative trainee the same year. After working in the Departments of Transport and Environment, and the Treasury, he joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1983 and had postings in Austria, Russia, Germany, Ukraine and Turkey before returning to Vienna. Whilst on unpaid leave, between 2002 and 2006, he wrote travel articles for the Financial Times, The Boston Globe and other newspapers. Turner was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to British interests in Ukraine and Turkey. Turner was succeeded as Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna by Lindsay Skoll in September 2021. He then retired from the Diplomatic Service. As Ambassador, Turner wrote and published novels and short stories under the name Robert Pimm. Since his retirement he writes and publishes a blog under his own name. (en)
  • Robert Leigh Turner (nacido en 1958) es un diplomático británico que se ha desempeñado como Cónsul General en Estambul, Turquía, entre 2012 y 2016,​ y como Embajador del Reino Unido en Austria y representante ante la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas en Viena desde agosto de 2016.​ (es)
  • Лі Тернер (англ. Leigh Turner; нар. 1958) — британський дипломат. Надзвичайний і Повноважний Посол Великої Британії в Україні. (uk)
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  • Robert Leigh Turner (* 1958) ist ein britischer Diplomat. Seit 2016 ist er britischer Botschafter in Österreich, von 2008 bis 2012 war er britischer Botschafter in der Ukraine. (de)
  • Robert Leigh Turner (nacido en 1958) es un diplomático británico que se ha desempeñado como Cónsul General en Estambul, Turquía, entre 2012 y 2016,​ y como Embajador del Reino Unido en Austria y representante ante la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas en Viena desde agosto de 2016.​ (es)
  • Лі Тернер (англ. Leigh Turner; нар. 1958) — британський дипломат. Надзвичайний і Повноважний Посол Великої Британії в Україні. (uk)
  • Robert Leigh Turner CMG (born 13 March 1958) is a writer and British former diplomat. His final role was British Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna from August 2016 to September 2021. As Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative he wrote a regular blog published in English and German. Whilst on unpaid leave, between 2002 and 2006, he wrote travel articles for the Financial Times, The Boston Globe and other newspapers. (en)
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  • Лі Тернер (uk)
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