Turkey–Ukraine relations

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Turkish-Ukrainian relations
Map indicating locations of Turkey and Ukraine



Turkish–Ukrainian relations are foreign relations between Turkey and Ukraine. Turkey and Ukraine have a long chronology of historical, geographic, and cultural contact. Diplomatic relations between both countries were established in early 1990s when Turkey became one of the first states in the world to announce officially about recognition of sovereign Ukraine. Turkey has an embassy in Kiev and a consulate general in Odessa. Ukraine has an embassy in Ankara and a consulate general in Istanbul. Turkey is a full member of NATO and Ukraine is a candidate. Also both countries are BLACKSEAFOR and BSEC members.

Late January 2010 Ukrainian President Yanukovych and Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan agreed to form a free trade zone between the two countries during 2011.[1]

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