Hungarian Conservative

János Hóvári

János Hóvári

János Hóvári is head of the Representation Office of the Cooperation Council of Turkic- speaking States in Budapest, professor of the Institute of History of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary. He graduated from the departments of History and Turcology at Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest (1979). Between 1979 and 1992, he was a research fellow at the Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and an assistant professor at Janus Pannonius University, Pécs (today University of Pécs). He obtained his PhD (1997) in Ottoman Studies. He joined Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992 and served as Hungary’s ambassador to Israel (2000–2004), Kuwait and Bahrain (2008–2010), and Türkiye (2012–2014), and as a Deputy State Secretary on Global Issues (2010– 2012). He is the author of several books and a number of academic and cultural publications. His main research fields are the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century, Hungarian–Ottoman relations, Hungarian–Turkish relations, and Balkan and Central Asian Studies.
Hungary is an accepted partner of the Turkic world. There is no question that this will remain the case in the future. The intermediary role that Hungary holds can only