On December 16, 1991, after the restoration of state independence in Ukraine on August 24, 1991, the Turkish Republic recognized the country of Ukraine. On November 20, 1991, Ukraine and Turkey established consul relations. On February 3, 1992, a signed protocol established diplomatic relations between the two countries. On April 3, 1992, the Kiev Embassy of Turkey was established. On January 3, 1993 in Ankara, Turkey, the embassy began its work in Ukraine. In Dnipro, Ukraine, honorary consulates were hired in the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey, located in Odesa, Ukraine.