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Dear Guests of our Embassy’s website,

Turkey recognized Bangladesh on 22 February 1974 shortly after its independence and the Turkish Embassy in Dhaka was opened in 1976 while the Embassy of Bangladesh in Ankara was inaugurated in 1981.

The Embassy is working towards furthering the close relations between the two countries, which are based on the historical bonds between the peoples of Turkey and Bangladesh. Our primary goal is to strengthen our political, economic and cultural relations.

Relations between Turkish and Bengali nations have strong historical and cultural roots dating back before the foundation of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The Muslims of South Asia including the Bengalis, had supported the Turkish War of Independence. The respect and admiration for Atatürk is reflected in the epic poem “Kamal Pasha”, written by Kazi Nazrul Islam, National Poet of Bangladesh, in 1921. This poem has been on the curriculum in Bangladesh schools. Besides, one major avenue in Dhaka and another one in Chattogram have been named as “Kemal Atatürk Avenue”. Furthermore, a high school in Dagan Bhuiyan, in Feni and a Turkish language center in Dhaka Cantonment were named as “Atatürk Model High School” and “Mustafa Kemal Turkish Language Center”. In the same vein, the support of the Bengali people during the Turkish War of Independence is still remembered with gratitude by the Turkish people.

Turkish Airlines with its daily direct flights between Istanbul and Dhaka provides the opportunity to advance the economic, cultural and touristic exchanges with a view to further promoting the trade volume that is around one billion USD. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and Turkish Red Crescent offices in Dhaka are helping us to coordinate the development assistance in the fields such as health, education, and humanitarian aid for our Bangladeshi brothers and sisters.

You can follow the activities of our Embassy through this website you are visiting, as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please feel free to contact us via our e-mail address embassy.dhaka@mfa.gov.tr as well.

With my best wishes to all of you.

Mustafa Osman TURAN

Ambassador-designate

Mustafa Osman Turan Ambassador
Sunday - Thursday

09:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 18:00

09:00-13:00 14:00-18:00
2/21/2020 2/21/2020 International Mother Language Day
3/17/2020 3/17/2020 Birthday of Father of Bangladesh Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman & National Children's Day
3/26/2020 3/26/2020 Independence Day of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
4/9/2020 4/9/2020 Shab-e Barat *
4/14/2020 4/14/2020 Bengal New Year
5/1/2020 5/1/2020 May Day
5/22/2020 5/22/2020 Shab-e-Qadr *
5/24/2020 5/26/2020 Eid-ul Fitr
7/31/2020 8/1/2020 Eid-ul Adha *
8/15/2020 8/15/2020 National Mourning Day
8/30/2020 8/30/2020 Ashura Day
10/29/2020 10/29/2020 Turkish Republic Day
10/30/2020 10/30/2020 Eid-e-Milad un-Nabi
12/16/2020 12/16/2020 Victory Day of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
12/25/2020 12/25/2020 Christmas
12/31/2020 12/31/2020 * Dates of the religious holidays are scheduled according to religious calendars every year.