Türkiye – Nauru Relations

Diplomatic relations between Türkiye and Nauru were established on 27 April, 1976. Turkish Embassy in Canberra is accredited to Nauru.

No bilateral high-level visit between Türkiye and Vanuatu has been conducted so far. On the other hand, UN Permanent Representative of Nauru attended the Turkish-Pacific Foreign Ministers meeting which was held in ıstanbul on 7-8 June 2014.

President of Nauru, Hon. Baron Waqa, attended the World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016.

With a population around 10,000 and a land area of 21 square kilometers, Nauru is the smallest state in the South Pacific.

Export of phosphates, which accounts for about one-tenth of the income, is the backbone of the economy and main source of revenue. The phosphate reserves are expected to be mostly depleted in 30 years. Fishing licenses, which have been sold to China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the US is another source of income for the country.

Like other Pacific islands, Nauru is vulnerable to negative impacts of climate change. The US Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program operates a climate-monitoring facility on the island.