Relations between Turkey and Brazil

Brazil is Turkey’s first strategic partner in South America and its biggest trade partner in the region.

In addition to the Turkish Embassy in Brasilia, Turkey has a Consulate General in Sao Paulo. Brazil has its Embassy in Ankara and Consulate General in Istanbul.

Bilateral relations with Brazil started with the signing of the Friendship Agreement in Rome in 1927 and gained a momentum after Turkey’s outreach policy to the Latin America and Caribbean region that was put into effect in 1998 and revised in 2006.

The visit of H.E. President Süleyman Demirel to this country in 1995 was the first visit at the level of the President. Foreign Minister H.E. İsmail Cem paid the first visit to Brazil at this level in 1998.

In 2010, H.E. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, then Prime Minister of Turkey, paid an official visit to Brazil during which the “Action Plan for Strategic Partnership” was signed.

The strategic nature of the relations between the two countries was further reinforced with the signing of the joint declaration titled “Turkey-Brazil: A Strategic Perspective for Dynamic Partnership” during the visit of the former President of Brasil, H.E. Dilma Rousseff to Turkey in 2011.

Turkish Airlines flies 7 times a week between Istanbul and Sao Paulo.

On 6 February 2019, Foreign Minister H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a meeting with Foreign Minister of Brazil H.E. Ernesto Araújo in New York, where he attended to the Foreign Affairs Ministerial Meeting of International Coalition against DAESH.

In the South America and Caribbean region, Turkey has the highest trade volume with Brazil. Increasing bilateral trade is an important goal, shared by both sides.

The trade volume between the two countries was approximately 3,1 billion USD (Turkey’s exports: 480 million USD, Turkey’s imports: 2,6 billion USD) by the end of 2019.