Turkish Embassy in Pretoria

Ambassador's Message


Dear Guest,

Welcome to the webpage of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in South Africa.

The historic ties between Turks and South African date back to over 150 years ago. Diplomatic relations between the two states were first established in 1994 and since then our Embassy here began its work.

Bilateral affairs between Turkey and South Africa always followed a positive trend.  While our nations may be far apart geographically - we are in agreement on a very wide range of issues, including on a wide scale of cooperation fields, which for example also brings us together in multilateral fora, such as G-20.

The existence of a vibrant, productive Turkish community in South Africa alongside the increasing number of mutual tourist visits add to our relations a robust human dimension that is conducive to further strengthening our interaction.  

Economic and trade relations have also been developing, but yet there is a lot potential to be explored. We are also eager to further, our cooperation in academic and cultural affairs. 

Yet there is even more that can be achieved. It is the purpose of this Embassy to work for the advancement of Turkish – South African relations in every field. We are here to explore new ways of increasing trade and investment; to help our peoples in getting to know each other. We are also here to assist in opening a window onto Turkish culture and arts.

Our Embassy can be followed on Twitter (@TurkishEmbPTA), Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TC-Pretorya-Büyükelçiliği-Turkish-Embassy-Pretoria) and  its website http://pretoria.be.mfa.gov.tr. You can reach us at ++27 12 342 60 55-56  or via  e-mail at embassy.pretoria@mfa.gov.tr.

 Most importantly, if you wish, you too can become a promoter of Turkish – South African  relations. All you have to do is to start your journey at one of the websites below. You are only one click away!


Elif Çomoğlu Ülgen




http://kulturturizm.gov.tr/?_dil=2 (Ministry of Tourism and Culture)

http://www.invest.gov.tr/en-US/Pages/Home.aspx (Invest in Turkey)

http://www.goturkeytourism.com/ (Go Turkey Tourism)

http://aa.com.tr/en (Anadolu News Agency)

http://www.turkishairlines.com/ (Turkish Airlines)

https://www.tccb.gov.tr/en/ (Presidency)

https://www.basbakanlik.gov.tr (Prime Ministry)

http://www.mfa.gov.tr/default.en.mfa (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)