Relations between Türkiye and Brazil

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

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

The Friendship, Residence, Trade and Navigation Agreement establishing diplomatic relations between the Ottoman Empire and the Empire of Brazil was signed in 1858. After the foudation of the Republic of Türkiye, a Friendship Agreement was signed in 1927. The relations gained a momentum after Türkiye’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 Türkiye, 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 “Türkiye-Brazil: A Strategic Perspective for Dynamic Partnership” during the visit of the then President of Brazil, H.E. Dilma Rousseff to Türkiye in 2011.

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

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu paid a visit on 24-25 April 2022 to Brazil, where 4th High Level Cooperation Commision Meeting was held in Brasilia.

On the occasion of the visit, the new office of our Consulate General in Sao Paulo was inaugurated and two MoU’s were signed in the fields of culture and tourism.

In the South America and Caribbean region, Türkiye 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 reached a record level of 4.8 billion USD in 2021. The volüme is expected to reach 6 billion USD in 2022.