Relations between Turkey and Norway

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1926, Turkey and Norway have maintained friendly relations.

Despite not being members of the European Union, Turkey and Norway both continue their close cooperation with the EU, and as two flank countries of NATO, they share similar views and concerns on a number of international and regional issues.

Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu paid an official visit to Norway on 29-30 August 2019.

The bilateral trade volume between Turkey and Norway stood at 1.278 billion USD in 2018 (Turkish exports: 513 million USD; imports: 765 million USD).

Main Turkish export items to Norway are cruise ships, excursion boats and similar vessels for the transport of persons or goods, fishing vessels, vehicles for the transport of goods and motor cars, while main import items from Norway are petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons, fish and ferro-alloys.

Norwegian investments in Turkey are mainly concentrated in the fields of energy and shipping.

The Turkish community living in Norway is around 20 thousand.

More than 161 thousand Norwegian tourists visited Turkey in 2018, with an increase of 39 % compared to the previous year.