World Expositions so far participated by Turkey are:
1851- London (England)
1862- London (England)
1867- Paris (France)
1873- Vienna (Austria)
1876- Philadelphia (USA)
1878- Paris (France)
1880- Melbourne (Australia)
1888- Barcelona (Spain)
1889- Paris (France)
1893- Chicago (USA)
1897- Brussels (Belgium)
1900- Paris (France)
1904- Saint Louis (USA)
1905- Liege (Belgium)
1906- Milano (Italy)
1910- Brussels (Belgium)
1915- San Francisco (USA)
1935- Brussels (Belgium)
1939- New York (USA)
1949- Stockholm (Sweden)
1953- Rome (Italy)
1984-New Orleans (USA)
Turkey has participated in the International Horticultural Exhibition entitled “ Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006”, which was organized with the theme of “To Express Love For Humanity” in the city of Chiang Mai located in north Thailand between the dates of November 1st, 2006 and January 31st, 2007, with a permanent Turkish Garden of 2000 m2
Inspired by the space utilization and design approach in the courtyard of the Turkish House, some traditional construction features which had been used in the classic Turkish architecture and garden were installed in the Turkish Garden. The Garden, which has a traditional Turkish fountain as well as a gazebo, is adorned with bronze sculpture with “Love” theme belonging to Sculptor Burhan Alkar, 3 boards of İznik Tiles, “Historical İzmir Rowboat”, “Sundial”, “Bird Cage” and similar work.
The Turkish Garden was designed and realized by a team composed of Prof. Dr. Yüksel Öztan, Prof. Dr. Halim Perçin, Serdar Akçay, Erkal Saran and Dr. Ömer Gülkal.
More information on the Turkish Garden could be found in the website http://www.peyzajmimoda.org.tr/genel/bizden_detay.php?kod=641&tipi=2&sube=0
Turkey has participated in the 2008 Zaragoza International EXPO, which was organized with the theme of “Water and Sustainable Development” between June 14th and September 14th, 2008 with a 1000 m2 pavilion.
Water assets of Turkey and its importance from the past to this day was displayed through 4 major themes in Zaragoza – namely, significance of fountains in Turkish culture, details of Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP), elaborateness of marbling art (Ebru) and how the historical and touristic regions of Turkey have been integrated with water. Turkish Pavilion has won the runner-up prize (silver medal) for its design.
Commissioner General of Turkey for EXPO 2008 Zaragoza is Ambassador (ret.) Sencar Özsoy.
Furthermore, “National Day of Turkey” was held within the context of “ EXPO 2008 Zaragoza” on July 13th, 2008.
More information on the subject above could be found in the websites http://www.expozaragozaturkey.org/tur/index.php and http://www.expozaragoza2008.es/Home/seccion=3&idioma=en_GB.do
Turkey has participated in the 2010 Shanghai World Exposition, which f ocused on the best practices in the cities, with a 2000 m2 pavilion under the theme of “Better City, Better Life” which was held between May 1st and October 31st, 2010
The themes of “Turkey - Cradle of Civilizations, Anatolia - The Land of Better Cities, Better Lives, İstanbul - Two Continents, One City” were designated as the core subject of the Turkey Pavilion
Turkey Pavilion has been visited by more than 7 million people throughout the exposition and has won silver medal at the category of "Theme Development"
Commissioner General of Turkey for EXPO 2010 Shanghai was Ambassador (ret.) Sencar Özsoy.
Further information on this subject is available in the following websites http://www.turkishpavilion2010.com/tr/and http://en.expo2010china.com/
2012 Floriade (Horticultural Expo) was held between 5 April-7 October 2012 in Venlo (Netherland) under the theme of “Be part of the theatre in nature, get closer to the quality of life”. Turkey has participated in this Expo with a 1.000m2 garden. The Turkish Garden was designed with the method of a blend of modern materials and traditional motifs.
His Excellency Abdullah Gül, President of the Republic of Turkey and Her Majesty Beatrix, the Queen of the Netherlands attended the inauguration of Turkey’s Garden on April 19, 2012. Activities of “National Day of the Turkey’s Garden” were performed on 1-2 June 2012 within the context of 2012 Floriade Expo.
Ms. Beratiye Öncü, Representative of the Ministry of Economy at the office of Commercial Attaché of Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Rotterdam is the General Commissioner of Turkish Garden.
Detailed information on this subject is available athttp://floriade2012turkey.com/?lang=tr&page=homepage
2012 Yeosu (Korea) International Exposition was held between May 12th and August 12th, 2012 under the theme of “The Living Oceans and the Coasts: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities ”.
Turkey has participated in this Expo with a 1400 m2 pavilion under the theme of "Turkey: A Land of Civilizations Connecting Seas and Continents", with the sub-themes "Turkey; Civilizations Along Seas, Seas Along Civilizations" and "Water and Sea, from a Drop to an Ocean".
“Turkey Day” was celebrated as part of “EXPO 2012 Yeosu, on June 21, 2012.
Commissioner General of Turkey for “EXPO 2012 Yeosu” is Ambassador (Rtd.) Burak Gürsel.
Further İnformation on this subject is available at the following website http://www.expoyeosu2012turkey.com/
1 World Expo in Milano (Italy) will be held under the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” between 1 May-31 October 2015. Turkey will participate to this Expo.
Ambassador (Rtd.) Burak Gürsel, is General Commissioner of Turkey for Expo 2015 Milano.
Further information about the said World Expo is available at the following website http://en.expo2015.org/
Turkey will host a Horticultural Exhibition in Antalya between April 2nd and October 30th, 2016 with the theme of “Flowers and Children” .
The exhibition venue which will accommodate pavilions from around 100 countries ranging from 500 to 5000 m2 will also remain open for visitors after the conclusion of the event.
More information on the abovementioned Antalya Horticulture Exhibition could be found in the websites
Turkey has notified the Bureau of International Exhibitions (BIE) of İzmir's nomination to host World EXPO between April 30th and October 31th, 2020, with a theme of "New Routes to a Better World / Health for All".
We are of the opinion that the practice to hold the EXPOs constantly in the same geographies, in familiar cities should be relinquished, and the cities in different geographies carrying a potential to dispatch new messages as well as fresh ideas to the world should be given an opportunity.
More information on this matter could be found in the website