Relations between Turkey and Gabon

Diplomatic relations between Turkey and Gabon were established in 1960 following the independence of Gabon. Bilateral relations gained momentum particularly after 2008, the year when Turkey was declared as strategic partner by the African Union. The Turkish Embassy in Libreville was opened in January 2012 and the Gabonese Embassy in Ankara has been active since December 2015.

In recent years, considerable progress has been registered in all areas pertaining to bilateral relations between the two countries. Many high level visits have been held since the then Turkish President Gül’s visit to Gabon in 2011. President Erdoğan visited Gabon in January 2013 in his capacity as Prime Minister and the President of Gabon Bongo Ondimba visited Turkey in July 2012 and May 2015.

The overall progress in bilateral relations between the two countries has contributed to the intensification of economic relations as well. Trade volume amounted to approximately 38,9 million US Dollars in 2018.

Turkish Maarif Fondation has a school in Gabon

Since 1992, Turkey has provided scholarships to students from Gabon within the scope of "Türkiye Schorlarships" program.