Canada–Turkey relations

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Canadian–Turkish relations
Map indicating locations of Canada and Turkey


Embassy of Canada in Ankara

Canadian–Turkish relations are foreign relations between Canada and Turkey. Canada has an embassy in Ankara. Turkey has an embassy in Ottawa. Both countries are full members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Also Turkey is a full member of the Council of Europe (CoE) and Canada is an observer member of it. The recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the Canadian parliament has soured relations between the two countries.[1]

Canada refused to participate in a proposed invasion of Turkey during the Chanak Crisis of 1922, Canada's first independent foreign policy decision.

According to a 2013 BBC World Service Poll, 43% of Turks view Canada's influence positively, with 34% expressing a negative view.[2]


Canada-Turkey bilateral merchandise stood at $2.3 billion in 2012. Turkey is Canada's 34th largest trade partner. Canadian merchandise exports to Turkey were $850 million in 2012, and consisted mainly of oils (not crude), minerals, iron/steel and vegetables.[3]

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