Relations between Turkey and Togo

Turkey and Togo enjoy good bilateral relations, which have so far rather been conducted through meetings held on the margins of international conferences. However, activities aiming at enhancing bilateral relations have gained momentum over the recent period.

Embassy of Turkey in Cotonou (Benin) is accredited to Togo since October 7, 2016; while Togo’s Embassy in Berlin is accredited to Turkey.

HE Mr. Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togolese Republic has visited Turkey on August 28, 2014, on the occasion of the inauguration of HE Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey.

Togo attended the First Turkey-Africa Cooperation Summit held in İstanbul in August 2008 with a delegation led by the then Prime Minister of Togo H.E. Mr. Komlan Mally.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a bilateral meeting with his Togolese counterpart HE Prof. Robert Dussey in New York on the 22nd of September, 2017 at the margins of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.

The trade volume between Turkey and Togo amounted to 70 million USD in 2017. The main products that Turkey exports to Togo are cereals, iron and steel, paper, carton and meat; whereas cocoa and vehicles floating on water are the main products Turkey is importing from Togo.

Efforts aiming at establishing the legal basis for enhancing commercial and economic relations between the two countries are underway.

Through Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), Turkey is providing development assistance to Togo in various domains. For further detail, please visit http://www.tika.gov.tr/en.

Since 1992, 60 Togolese students have benefited from Turkish scholarships. The Government of Turkey has granted 12 scholarships to Togolese students for the 2017-2018 academic year.