Ankara, 26 August 2022 (TDI): Turkiye and Slovenia celebrated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Turkiye and Slovenia Diplomatic Ties 

Turkiye and Slovenia are two friendly and allied countries with deep-rooted historical and
cultural ties.

Both states display a traditional understanding of cooperation based on the historical and geographical common ground they share.

The close relations between Türkiye and Slovenia also constitute the basis for sincere feelings of friendship between its people.

After Slovenia achieved its independence in 1991, Türkiye was among the first countries to recognize Slovenia’s independence, Consequently, a new era began in the relations between the two countries.

The relations between both states are based on universal values and principles such as democracy, peaceful and humanitarian foreign policy, respect for international law and treaties, and good neighborhood.

Türkiye and Slovenia’s bilateral ties have been strengthened by reciprocal high-level contacts and visits. The relations gained a new dimension with the declaration of the Strategic Partnership in 2011.

With the strong support of Türkiye, Slovenia joined NATO in 2004 and the Southeast European Cooperation Process in 2010. Slovenia, on the other hand, continues to support Türkiye’s EU membership.

Recently, the President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor made an official visit to Türkiye, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. He was invited by the President of Türkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The common vision between the two countries also contributes to the furthering of regional cooperation and development.

The trade volume between the two countries has more than doubled in the 10th year of strategic partnership.

Both countries are determined to further cooperate based on Friendship, Alliance, and Strategic Partnership. The cooperation would benefit people, allies, and partners.