Senate Confirms Frank Ricciardone as U.S. Ambassador to Turkey

On October 04, 2011, the Senate confirmed the nomination of U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Frank Ricciardone, Jr..

Francis Joseph Ricciardone, Jr., of Massachusetts, a Career Member of the Senior  Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Turkey, to which position he was appointed during the recess of the Senate from December 22, 2010, to January 5, 2011.

That leaves the nominations of three ambassadors on recess appointments still up on the air: Ambassador Eisen in Prague, Ambassador Bryza in Baku, and Ambassador Aponte in San Salvador.