Relations between Türkiye and Marshall Islands

Diplomatic relations between Türkiye and Marshall Islands were established on 9 April 2008. Turkish Embassy in Canberra is accredited to Marshall Islands. Marshall Islands has an Honorary Consulate in Istanbul.

No bilateral high-level visit between Türkiye and Marshall Islands has been conducted so far. On the other hand, H.E. Tony A. DeBrum, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Marshall Islands, attended the Turkish-Pacific Foreign Ministers meeting which was held in Istanbul on 9-11 April 2008. Hon. Mattlan Zackhras, former Minister in Assistant to the President, attended the World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016.

H.E Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreing Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye, held a meeting with his counterpart, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Marshall Islands, John M. Silk, in the margin of 74th session of UN General Assembly in 2019.

With a population around 79.000 Marshall Island is mostly reliant to the US financial aid, which is provided in accordance with the Compact of Free Association (COFA) with the US. The country hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll Reagan Missile Test Site.

Tourism, fishing and agriculture constitute other sources of revenue for the country. Marshall Islands lack natural resources and its imports far exceed the exports.

Marshall Islands is among the countries most affected by global warming and climate change.