We are very pleased to announce the appointment of the second RSA Ambassador to Turkey, Dr Hilal Erkuş-Öztürk. Hilal is the new Head of the recently formed Urban and Regional Planning Department at Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey. Her current research has focused on economic homogenization and diversification of Antalya, a one-asset tourism city. She has published 12 international papers and 5 book chapters on regional economic geography. She will be working in conjunction with the existing RSA Ambassador to Turkey, Bülent Acma.