HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY IN KRAKOW

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Paweł

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The Honorary General Consulate of Turkey in Krakow started its activities on 1 July 2020 at its headquarters at 29 Listopada 137 Avenue. The consulate's scope of activity covers the Małopolskie, Śląskie and Podkarpackie provinces.

 

Opening the Consulate was based on nominating Mr Paweł Dowgier as Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Turkey, which was preceded by the issuance of Commission Letters by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey on 2 April 2020 in Ankara, and then the granting Exequatur by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland on 21 April 2020.

 

The main tasks of the Consulate are:

  • Providing assistance to Turkish citizens and supporting their efforts in cooperation with local authorities,
  • assistance and support for Turkish artists and students,
  • development of trade and economic relations between Turkey and Poland,
  • providing relevant information on commercial matters and authenticating commercial documents,
  • promoting Turkish culture,
  • Encourage Turkish companies to participate in cultural events,
  • protection of the interests of the Republic of Turkey.
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Paweł Aleksander Dowgier

  • A graduate of Doctoral Studies at the Cracow University of Economics;
  • a scholar of the Government of the Republic of Austria;
  • lecturer at the German Zeppelin Univeristaet and at the Fr. Joseph Tischner European University in Krakow;
  • entrepreneur who loves to co-create and implement ambitious projects;
  • for a decade co-owner and managing director of the family construction and conservation company "DES", awarded in many rankings. For over 40 years, the company has been actively involved in conservation work on valuable monuments in southern Poland, among others: Wawel Royal Castle in Cracow, Jasna Góra Monastery, buildings of the Old Town in Cracow, numerous palaces and churches and public buildings.
  • author and coordinator of developer investments, realizing visions of famous Polish architects. He believes in the principle that when creating a new urban fabric, the most important thing is to integrate the new with the old, open people to each other and simply - create beauty.
  • Privately - father of two wonderful children, sports enthusiast, long distance travel lover.

About me

The history of the Turkish state and its wonderful history has accompanied me from an early age. The legends of this nation have always been a living part of family gatherings and have been passed on from generation to generation. This custom was initiated in a small village in the Podkarpacie region - Radomysl nad Sanem, which was the life center of my ancestors. The family history dates back to the reign of King John III Sobieski, namely the participation of my great-grandfathers - called upon by the king to go to Vienna battle. According to the news, fearless craftsmen from Radomysl took prat in the victorious clash and came back. As a symbol of victory over a brave and respectable opponent, they brought elements of the Turkish uniform - according to tradition stored in a local church.

My family still celebrates the Turkish folk rite during Easter. It represents the return of the victorious craftsmen, who entered the village in the decorative clothes they had captured during the battle and then took a guard in the church. Since then, children and adults have been dressed in Turkish costumes to commemorate the events.

As a young boy, learning about the history of my ancestors, I was charmed with their respect for courage of their opponent - who were Turkish warriors, whose echo is still cultivated to this day the Turkish custom in my ancestoral village. My family still celebrates the Turkish folk rite during Easter. It represents the return of the victorious craftsmen, who entered the village in the decorative clothes they had captured during the battle and then took a guard in the church. Since then, children and adults have been dressed in Turkish costumes to commemorate the events.

As a young boy, learning about the history of my ancestors, he charmed me with his respect for courage. the opponent - which were Turkish warriors, whose echo is still cultivated to this day the Turkish rite.

Among Poles, the memory of the Turks waiting for a Lechistan deputy during the the most important state ceremonies - at a time when our country was wiped off the maps of Europe and the world.

These events arouse in me a great sentiment for the Turkish Nation, so today I am connected with Turkey not only by my professional work or diplomatic activities, but above all very numerous, close and long-term friendly relations with its wonderful inhabitants. Because of those relations I had a chance to fall in love with this beautiful and diverse country. What's more, from the very beginning I noticed incredible development potential of Turkish nation, which thanks to dynamically growing multilayer cooperation with the Republic of Poland has a chance to result in a dizzying number of new projects, not only economic ones.
a brave and respectable opponent, they brought elements of Turkish uniform - according to tradition, kept in the local church.

Paweł Aleksander Dowgier

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Paweł Aleksander Dowgier

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Turkey in Krakow

+48 531 553 839

Address

  • al. 29 Listopada 137
  • 31-422 Kraków
  • Poland

Consulate opening hours

Fri - Fri 8:00 - 17:00

Secretariat opening hours

Fri - Fri 8:00 - 16:00