Relations between Turkey and Jordan

The diplomatic relations between the Republic of Turkey and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan were established through the signing of “Treaty of Friendship” on 11 January 1947. Turkish Embassy in Amman has been functioning since 28 April 1947.

The Turkish-Jordanian relations are founded on the solid basis of brotherly ties between Turkish and Jordanian people, who are bound by history and geography. More than 40 agreements and memorandums of understanding have been signed between the two countries until today, laying the legal framework of bilateral cooperation.

The enactment the Free Trade Agreement and the Agreement on Visa Exemption in 2009 upgraded the level of relations. The Free Trade Agreement entered into force on March 2011. Economic and commercial relations between the two countries are on an increasing trend. The trade volume reached 815 million USD in 2013. The total volume of Turkish investments in Jordan stands at USD 300 million and the total value of contracting works undertaken by Turkish companies since 2000 have reached USD 2,4 billion.

Turkey acts in cooperation and solidarity with Jordan to promote peace and stability in the region.

Cultural cooperation constitutes an important aspect of Turkish-Jordanian bilateral relations. Yunus Emre Turkish Culture Center, which was inaugurated in 2011, is offering Turkish language courses, attended by more than 100 Jordanians and organizing various cultural activities. Turkish language department at the University of Jordan was established in 2010. The department will see its first graduates in 2014. Approximately 3.500 Turkish citizens are living in Jordan.