Turkish Embassy in Lisboa


Turkey’s 165 years of political relations with Portugal date back to the Ottoman period when Viscount de Seixal was appointed as an envoy to Istanbul, in 1843. Diplomatic relations ceased during World War I and were re-established in the Republican period in 1926. As a first step, the Turkish Embassy in Madrid was accredited to Portugal, as of 1931. In 1941, Turkey and Portugal decided to open their resident representations in Lisbon and Ankara. Both countries upgraded the level of diplomatic relations to that of Embassy in 1957.