Map of countries with Turkish diplomatic missions
USA-Turkey Joint Press at Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Turkish: Dışişleri Bakanlığı) is a government ministry of the Republic of Turkey, responsible for the nation's foreign policy and international relations. Established on 2 May 1920, its primary duties are administering diplomatic missions, negotiating international treaties and agreements, and representing the Republic of Turkey at the United Nations. The ministry is headquartered in the Turkish capital of Ankara and counts on more than 200 missions as embassies, permanent representation offices and consulates general, abroad.
As of 2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains 235 diplomatic posts worldwide. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, appointed on 29 August 2014.
- Directorate-Generals for Bilateral Political Affairs
- East Asia and Southeast Asia
- Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasia
- South Asia, Iraq and Iran
- Middle East and North Africa
Representative Offices inside Turkey
- İstanbul Representative Office
- İzmir Representative Office
- Antalya Representative Office
- Edirne Representative Office
- Gaziantep Representative Office
- Hatay Representative Office
Main issues regarding Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In 1793, the first permanent Turkish embassy was established by Ottoman Sultan Selim III in London.
Excluding Honorary Consulates, Turkey is represented through 236 official missions, of which 142 are embassies, 12 are permanent representations, 81 are Consulate Generals and two are trade offices. With 235 missions, Turkey ranks sixth in the world after China (276), United States (273), France (267), Japan (247) and Russia (242).
Of the 236 Turkish ambassadors in service as of March 2016, 37 are women.
Republic of Turkey is a member of 26 international organizations. The contact between these organizations and Turkey is maintained by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.