Relations between Türkiye and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Türkiye’s relations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) is limited.

The basis of our diplomatic ties is the Memorandum of Understanding signed in Beijing on 15 January 2001. Following the completion of the legal process in Türkiye and North Korea the two sides made a simultaneous joint announcement on 27 June 2001 on the establishment of diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level.

The Turkish Embassy in Seoul is accredited to North Korea, while the North Korean Embassy in Sofia is accredited to Türkiye.

Türkiye actively supports international efforts aiming at preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery for a nuclear-weapon-free world. In this regard, Türkiye is in favour of a denuclearized Korean Peninsula and fully supports and strictly complies with the UNSC Resolutions and supports international sanctions against the DPRK.