Estonian visits to Turkey

March 2022 Commander of the Defence Forces LtGen Martin Herem on an official visit to Turkey
January 2022 Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets on a visit to Turkey (Ankara and Adana)
December 2018 Defence Minister Jüri Luik on a visit to Ankara
August 2017 Prime Minister Jüri Ratas on an official visit to Turkey
July 2017 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser on an official visit to Ankara
August 2016 Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand visiting Ankara as the presiding head of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
May 2012 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at a Nordic walking event on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul
May 2011 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 121st session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Istanbul
February 2011 Defence Minister Jaak Aaviksoo
June 2010 President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Culture Minister Laine Jänes in Istanbul for the premiere of Arvo Pärt’s Adam’s Lament
April 2010 President Toomas Hendrik Ilves
December 2009 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet on an official visit to Ankara
April 2009 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at a meeting of the UN Alliance of Civilisations in Istanbul
November 2008 Agriculture Minister Helir-Valdor Seeder
March 2008 Prime Minister Andrus Ansip
April 2006 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline
April 2006 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet
September 2005 President Arnold Rüütel
April 2004 Foreign Minister Kristiina Ojuland
August 2003 Foreign Minister Kristiina Ojuland
October 2001 Foreign Minister Toomas Hendrik Ilves


Turkish visits to Estonia:


August 2019       Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on an official visit

October 2018   Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committe of the Grand National Assembly Volkan Bozkır on an official duty.

May 2018


Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek on a visit to Estonia

October 2017 European Union Affairs Minister and Chief Negotiator for Turkish Accession to the European Union Ömer Çelik on a visit to Estonia
October 2016 Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on an official visit to Estonia
October 2014 President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on an official visit to Estonia
May 2012 Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on an official visit to Estonia
November 2011 European Union Affairs Minister Egemen Bağiş
February 2011 Agriculture Minister Mehmet Mehdi Eker
February 2010 European Union Affairs Minister Egemen Bağiş on a working visit
October 2008 President Abdullah Gül
June 2008 Foreign Minister Ali Babacan
December 2006 Chief Negotiator for Turkish Accession to the European Union and Minister Responsible for the Economy Ali Babacan
September 2004 Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Gül
August 2002 Defence Minister Sabahattin Çakmakoğlu
April 2002 President Ahmet Necdet Sezer on a state visit
June 2000 Foreign Minister Ismail Cem


In 1924 an Estonian-Turkish Treaty of Friendship was signed, which came into effect in 1927. Six more agreements and adjustments agreements were signed from 1929-1938 between Turkey and Estonia. A number of additional agreements have been signed after the restoration of Estonia’s independence.
• Treaty of Friendship and Co-operation (came into force 26.04.1995)
• Agreement on Trade and Economic Co-operation (came into force 15.02.1996)
• International Road Transport Agreement (came into force 15.02.1996)
• Agreement on Co-operation in the Field of Tourism (came into force 15.02.1996)
• Agreement Concerning the Mutual Abolition of Visa Requirements for Holders of Diplomatic Passports (came into force 14.02.1997, changed on 26.09.2008)
• Agreement regarding Mutual Assistance between Customs Administrations (came into force 06.12.1998)
• Agreement Concerning the Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments (came into force 29.04.1999)
• Agreement on Co-operation in Culture, Education, Science and Sports (came into force 22.09.1999)
• Co-operation programme in the field of culture, education, research, youth and sports (came into force 28.11.2005)
• Agreement on Co-operation in the Fight Against International Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, International Terrorism and Organised Crime (came into force 27.09.2000)
• Agreement on Defence (came into force 31.10.2002)
• Agreement for the Protection of Classified Information (came into force 27.01.2003)
• Agreement on Air Transport (came into force 27.09.2004)
• Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital (came into force 21.02.2005)
• Agreement for the waiving of visa requirements for holders of Estonian passports (came into force 12.07.2008)
• Agreement on the employment of the dependants of the staff of diplomatic representations and consular agencies (signed 27.10.2016)