Turkey’s Relations with the Association of Caribbean States (ACS)

As part of its outreach strategy towards Latin America and the Caribbean, Turkey aims at increasing its cooperation with the region not only on bilateral, but also on multilateral platforms. In this regard, Turkey established institutional ties with regional organizations.

In line with this objective, Turkey was accepted as an observer to the ACS in its Ministerial Council meeting held in Honduras in 2000.

In 2008, the Turkish Minister of Transport, Mr. Binali Yıldırım, attended the 13. Ministerial Council of the ACS held in Panama City.

In 2014, the Turkish Minister of Development, Mr. Cevdet Yılmaz, attended the 19. Ministerial Council held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

In April 2014, Foreign Minister Mr. Çavuşoğlu, Minister for EU Affairs at the time, participated in the ACS Summit held in Merida, Mexico.