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Brief history

On 4/16 November1878, independent Romania and the Ottoman Empire established diplomatic relations. D. Bratianu, Plenipotentiary Minister and Extraordinary Representative of Romania in Istanbul, presented his letters of accreditation to Sultan Abdul-Hamid the Second. On 3/15 December 1878, Süleyman Sabit Bey was appointed in the same position in Bucharest.

The diplomatic legations of the two countries in Bucharest and Istanbul were brought in 1938 to the level of Embassies.

The relationships between Romania and the Ottoman Empire had their origins in the common history of the two peoples, who lived together over the centuries in the same geographical area.
After 1878,when Romania and Turkey turned from adversaries to be example of friendly ties during 134 years of their diplomatic relations both countries have built a strong Partnership centered upon their common experience able to facilitate understanding issues the whole region being confronted with.

In 1934, when Turkey was led by the great state-man Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Romania together with Turkey, Yugoslavia and Greece set up the Balkan Entente, one year after the signature by the Romanian Foreign Minister Nicolae Titulescu and the Turkish Foreign Minister Tevfik Rustu Aras of the "Treaty of Friendship, Non-aggression, Arbitration and Conciliation between Romania and the Republic of Turkey".

This tradition was reflected in and influenced by the relaunch of the Romanian-Turkish relations after 1989, when they witnessed an ever ascending trend.
Turkey has constantly supported Romania‘s candidature for NATO, Romania having participated for the first time as a NATO member at the Istanbul Summit between 28-29 June 2004, which also has a symbolic value for the level of the relations between the two countries; in its turn, Romania supports Turkey’s aspirations for European integration.

Round Table

10/10/18

Round table organized at the Embassy of Romania on October 4, 2018, with representatives of the Turkish business environment and investors and Turkish companies doing business…

"Day of Romania" event at Istanbul Chamber of Industry

09/10/18

On September 6, 2018, the Istanbul Chamber of Industry organized the "Day of Romania" event. The Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Gabriel Șopandă, and the…