Italy-Turkey relations

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Italy-Turkey relations
Map indicating locations of Italy and Turkey

Italy

Turkey

Italy-Turkey relations refer to relations between Italy and Turkey. Both countries are members of NATO and the Union for the Mediterranean and have active diplomatic relations.

History[edit]

Turkey, then the Ottoman Empire, begun its first diplomatic mission to Italy in 1856, shortly before the establishment of the Kingdom of Italy, by sending Ambassador Rüstem Pasha.[1] Since then, Turkey has had a constant presence in Italy throughout both their embassy in Rome and their consulates in Milan and Naples.[2]

Italy's presence in Turkey now consists of an embassy in Ankara, a General Consulate in İstanbul, and a consulate in İzmir, together with honorary consulates in Bursa, Nevşehir, Antalya, İskenderun and Gaziantep, and a Consular Correspondent in Eskişehir.[3]

Intercultural influences[edit]

Italian culture in Turkey[edit]

Istanbul is home to one of the Italian Cultural Institutes opened throughout the world by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[4] The Institute, among other cultural activities, offers Italian language courses, also offered by a number of Turkish universities, such as Ankara University and Istanbul University.[5]

İzmir and Ankara are hosts to, respectively, the Italian Culture Center "Carlo Goldoni"[6] and the Italian Friendship Association "Casa Italia".[5] Both of these associations engage in the organisation of events promoting Italian culture and of courses teaching the Italian language.

A number of Italian schools are present in Turkey, with the great majority of them being located in Istanbul. Italian schools in Turkey include kindergartens, elementary, middle, and high schools.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "T.C. Dışişleri Bakanlığı Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Roma Büyükelçiliği". roma.be.mfa.gov.tr. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  2. ^ "T.C. Dışişleri Bakanlığı Milano Başkonsolosluğu". milano.bk.mfa.gov.tr. Retrieved 2018-09-19. 
  3. ^ "La rete consolare". ambankara.esteri.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Istituto Di Cultura - Istanbul". www.iicistanbul.esteri.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  5. ^ a b c "Cultura e lingua italiana". ambankara.esteri.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-09-19. 
  6. ^ "İtalyan Kültür Merkezi. İtalyanca dil okulu İzmir'de | Hakkımızda". İtalyan Kültür Merkezi. İtalyanca dil okulu İzmir'de (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-09-19. 

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