Turkey - Bhutan Relations

Turkey recognized Bhutan long ago, however diplomatic relations between Turkey and Bhutan established on 26 September 2012 by the signing of the Joint Declaration by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and the Minister of State in charge of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bhutan in New York in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. Turkish Embassy in New Delhi is accredited to Bhutan.

Turkey donated 100 thousand US Dollars to Bhutan which was affected by the Cyclone Aila in May 2009.

The then Minister of Economic Affairs of Bhutan paid a visit to Turkey to participate in the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries which took place in Istanbul, on 9-13 May 2011. The then Minister of Public Works of Bhutan H.E. Yesvey Zimba’s visit to Turkey on 6-10 February 2012 was the first high-level official visit between the two countries.

The then Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bhutan, H.E. Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, attended the World Humanitarian Summit held in İstanbul, on 23-24 May 2016 and High-level Comprehensive Midterm review of the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) held in Antalya, on 27-29 May 2016.

Speaker of Bhutan National Assembly H.E. Mr. Wangchuk Namgyel visited Turkey on 22-29 October 2019. During his visit, Speaker Namgyel met with Speaker of Turkish Parliament H.E. Mr. Mustafa Şentop, and participated in the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) I. Executive Committee meeting held in Rize, Turkey.