Relations between Turkey and El Salvador

Due to the geographical distance between the two countries, bilateral political, economic and cultural relations are limited.

The Embassy of Turkey in Costa Rica is accredited to El Salvador and Turkey has an Honorary Consul in San Salvador, El Salvador. El Salvador has an Honorary Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Trade volume between the two countries was $2,589,000 dollars in 2014. Turkey’s exports to El Salvador were $2,070,000 dollars and imports from El Salvador were $512,000 dollars. The main imported items from El Salvador are rope, textiles and leather while the main products exported from Turkey to El Salvador are paper fibers and other textiles.

Turkey and the Central American Integration System (SICA), whose General Secretariat is located in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador, signed in February 2015 the Admission Agreement and Participation of the Republic of Turkey as an extra-regional observer body. The Central American Integration System (SICA) is the institutional framework for Central American Regional Integration, created by the States of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. Later Belize in 2000 and the Dominican Republic in 2013 joined as full members.

There are no Turkish citizens registered in El Salvador.

Turkish citizens with diplomatic, special, service and ordinary passports are exempt from visa requirements to enter El Salvador.