Danilo Türk (born February 19, 1952 in Maribor, Slovenia) is a Slovenian jurist, diplomat and politician. From 2007 to 2012 he was President of Slovenia.
Türk studied law at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he obtained his law degree (1975). In 1978 he obtained his masters degree in law from Belgrade University and started teaching International Law in Ljubljana. In 1982, he obtained his doctorate with the thesis on “The principle of non-intervention in international relations and in international law”.
From 1992 to 2000 he was Ambassador of Slovenia to the United Nations. In early 2000 he was appointed political assistant by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan (until 2005). From 2006 to 2007 he was deputy director of the University in Ljubljana. On 11 November 2007 he was elected President of the Republic of Slovenia by 68,03% votes and was inaugurated in the National Assembly on 22 December 2007. His term of office ended after five years – on 22 December 2012.