Relations between Turkey and Denmark

Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on 26 January 1925 by the “Treaty of Friendship between the Republic of Turkey and the Kingdom of Denmark”.

Political relations between Turkey and Denmark develop mainly in the context of regional and international organizations starting with NATO, EU and the Council of Europe, and around international issues such as migration and fight against terrorism. After the Danish decision to include Syria for her contributions to the Global Coalition Against Daesh, Denmark deployed her personnel and F-16’s to İncirlik base in Turkey during June-December 2016. Prime Minister Lars Lökke Rasmussen paid a working visit to Turkey on December 10, 2016, in order to have talks with Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım. and visit İncirlik.

H.E. Kristian Jensen, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, and H.E. Peter Christensen, former Minister of Defence of Denmark, also visited İncirlik on 28 June 2016. Minister Jensen paid a visit to Turkey on 29 September 2016 to demonstrate Denmark’s support after the failed coup attempt on 15 July.

Overall volume of trade between Turkey and Denmark was 1,82 billion USD (exports, 1,002 million Dollars; imports, 808 million Dollars) in 2017.

Turkey’s direct investments in Denmark in the period of 2002-2017 stands at 24 million USD whereas Denmark’s total amount of direct investments in Turkey reached to 443 million USD in the period of 2002-2017.

Around 270 thousand Danish tourists visited Turkey in 2017. Furthermore, approximately 6.000 Danish citizens possess real estates in the southern coasts of Turkey.

Turkish community living in Denmark consists of around 65 thousand people. They are the biggest migrant community in Denmark and represent an important component of our bilateral relations.

Yıldız Akdoğan (Social Democrats), who is of Turkish origin, was elected as a member of the Danish Parliament in the general elections of 18 June 2015.