Malaysia–Turkey relations

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Malaysia–Turkey relations
Map indicating locations of Malaysia and Turkey

Malaysia

Turkey

Malaysia–Turkey relations refers to foreign relations between Malaysia and Turkey. Turkey has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia has an embassy in Ankara.[1] Both countries are the full members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Both countries are also classed as regional powers in their respective regions.

History[edit]

The relations between the two countries can be traced back during the Malay sultanate era and the Ottoman Empire.[2] From 19th century, relations between the Malay Sultanates and the Ottomans remained intact, bolstered by close personal ties between Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor, who made several visits to Istanbul.[2] On the occasion of Sultan Abu Bakar’s visit in 1890, he and his brother, Engku Abdul Majid, married Turkish women.[2] These marriages has further strengthened the bilateral relationship and produced a mixed Malay-Turkish descendants such as Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, Ungku Aziz and Tun Hussein Onn.[3] Today, the modern relations of both countries has started since 1964.[4]

Economic relations[edit]

Some economic agreements has been establish between the two countries such as Strategic Framework Agreement and Free Trade Agreement.[5][6] Beside that, the visa requirements for both countries visits also has been abolish.[5][7][8] Both countries also currently forging greater co-operation in trade and investment especially linkages in the Islamic financial industry between the two markets.[9] Turkey also currently looking on Malaysia to become one of its trading partner in the ASEAN region.[10]

Security relations[edit]

Currently, the Turkish defence industry company has sign several accords with Malaysian partner which worth around $600 million deal for armoured vehicles production.[8] The other Turkish firms also has signed deals with Malaysian partners to modernise the Malaysian military systems.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Relations between Turkey and Malaysia". Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Asmady Idris and Ömer Kurtbağ (19 November 2013). "Malaysia-Turkey Relations in History and Today". Middle East Institute. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Abd Jalil Borham. "PENGARUH KHILAFAH OTHMANIYYAH TURKI DALAM PENTADBIRAN KERAJAAN JOHOR BAGI MEMARTABATKAN SEBUAH NEGARA ISLAM MERDEKA DI ASIA TENGGARA" (PDF) (in Malay). UMP.edu.my. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Selcuk Colakoglu (20 January 2014). "A new page in Turkey-Malaysia relations". Turkish Weekly. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Malaysia-Turkey ties set to grow stronger, says Najib". The Borneo Post. 25 February 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Malaysia-Turkey Free Trade Agreement (MTFTA)". Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "No visa necessary for Turkey travel". The Malaysian Insider. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Turkey, Malaysia seek 'strategic' ties, sign deals". Hurriyet Daily News. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  9. ^ Mushtak Parker (7 November 2011). "Malaysia and Turkey exploring opportunities in ‘New Silk Route’". Arab News. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  10. ^ Omar Mirzan (15 February 2012). "Turkey wants Malaysia to be main Asean trade partner". The Edge Financial Day, The Edge Malaysia. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 

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