Relations between Turkey and Argentina

The relations between Turkey and Argentina goes back to the signing of the protocol of consular affairs between the Ottoman Empire and Argentina in 1910.

Following the promulgation of the Republic of Turkey, Friendship Agreement was signed in Rome in 1926. Afterwards, Ambassadors of both countries presented their respective letters of credential.

In 1992, President of Argentina H.E. Carlos Menem visited Turkey and President of Turkey H.E. Süleyman Demirel, visited Argentina in 1995. In 1998, H.E. İsmail Cem was the first Foreign Minister of Turkey who visited Argentina.

President of Argentina H.E. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner visited our country on 20-21 January 2011. H.E. President Erdoğan visited Argentina, then as the Prime Minister, on September 8, 2013.

Foreign Minister of Argentina H.E. Hector Timerman visited Turkey to address the 7th Ambassadors Conference on January 6, 2015. He had a meeting with Foreign Minister H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and received by H.E. President Erdoğan.

Foreign Minister H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited Argentina on January 30, 2017 and met with the then Foreign Minister H.E. Susana Malcorra and Vice President and Senate President Gabriela Michetti. Within the scope of the visit, Customs Cooperation and Mutual Aid Agreements were signed.

Our President, President of Turkish Grand National Assembly, Minister of Finance, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Minister of Industry and Technology, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services, Minister of Commerce, Minister of Defense, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, President of TIKA, President of the Constitutional Court, our MPs and senior officials attended to the meetings held throughout 2018 as part of the G20 Presidency of Argentina. On the occasion of the G20 meetings, our high-level officials also held bilateral meetings with their Argentinian counterparts.

Flights from Istanbul to Buenos Aires via Sao Paulo commenced in December 2013 and are taking place on a daily basis.

The trade volume between the two countries was approximately 455 million USD (exports: 161 million USD, imports: 294 million USD) by the end of 2019.