Bilateral Political Relations between Turkey and Bahrain

Based on the ground laid by common historical and cultural ties, Turkey-Bahrain political relations are pursued in line with the principles of mutual interest and dialogue. Turkey opened its Embassy in Bahrain in 1990, while the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Ankara has been in operation since 2008.


Within the context of high-level bilateral visits, King of Bahrain H.M. Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa visited Turkey on 25-28 August 2016, while President H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid an official visit to Bahrain on 12-13 February 2017. On the occasion of those visits, various agreements were signed and the Medal of Sheikh Isa bin Salman, Bahrain's highest state distinction, was bestowed upon H.E. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

In addition, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmad bin Mohammad Al-Khalifa attended the OIC Extraordinary Summit on Al-Quds held on 18 May 2018 in Istanbul. On the other hand, the second round of political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and Bahrain took place in Ankara on 25 March 2016.