Julie A. Eadeh, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, assumed duty as the U.S. Consul General in Istanbul in November, 2022. From August 2021 to October 2022, she served as the Mission Türkiye Spokesperson in Ankara. Ms. Eadeh has two decades of experience as a diplomat, promoting American political, economic, culture, education, and commercial interests.
Prior to her arrival in Türkiye, Ms. Eadeh was the Political Chief at the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong. She previously served as the Public Affairs Officer and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar. Ms. Eadeh covered environment, science, technology, health and energy issues at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, China from 2010 to 2012. From 2007 to 2008 Ms. Eadeh managed press and media relations as the Deputy Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
Ms. Eadeh oversaw the civilian evacuation of American citizens out of Lebanon during Israel’s war with Hezbollah in 2006 while posted in Beirut, Lebanon. Other earlier assignments include in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor in Washington, as a political officer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and as an economic officer in Jerusalem. Ms. Eadeh is the recipient of numerous State Department Superior Honor Awards for her work throughout the Middle East and China.
Ms. Eadeh is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University (BA) and Georgetown University (MA). She currently serves as a board member on the Eastern Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences Resources and Development Board. She speaks Turkish, Arabic, and Mandarin Chinese. Ms. Eadeh is married to a fellow Foreign Service Officer serving in Ankara and has two sons.