TRNC London   Representative Ambassador Zehra Başaran was born in 1958 in Nicosia.  She attended from 1970 to 1974 to The English School, Nicosia and graduated from Türk Maarif Koleji in 1976.

In 1981 she graduated from Aberdeen University with M.A. (Honours) degree in Economics.   In 2002 she graduated from New School University Graduate Faculty with M.A. degree in Political Science.

Her diplomatic career begun in 1983 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She worked in different departments and missions abroad.

She served in Washington Representative Office from 1991 to 1995 and in  New York Representative Office from 1999 to 2003.

She was the Director of Protocol from 2003 to 2005.

From 2009 to 2016 Başaran has been Director of Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs  until her appointment on 11 August 2016 as TRNC London Representative.

Ambassador Zehra Başaran is single.