No: 68, 8 March 2017, Press Release Regarding The 60th Anniversary Of The Establishment Of Diplomatic Relations Between The Republic Of Turkey And The Republic Of Korea , 08.03.2017
The 8th of March 2017, which marks the 60th
anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the
Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Korea, is an important milestone for
the Turkish and Korean people who are connected to each other by
long-standing ties of affection, friendship and respect.
Turkey joined the Korean War under the UN Command in 1950, in order to
support the Republic of Korea's struggle for freedom, democracy and
independence, and suffered heavy casualties to this end. The heroic
struggle shown by the Turkish soldiers during the Korean War was not only
effective in winning the war, but it also enabled our deep-rooted
friendship with Korean people to evolve into a unique "blood brotherhood".
Our relationship founded on such special bases developed in all fields and
was elevated to "strategic partnership" level. Our excellent,
multidimensional relations with the Republic of Korea, will continue to
foster further, as it has ever been, on the basis of serving the mutual
prosperity, well-being of our peoples; global peace and stability.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of
our diplomatic relations, 2017 was mutually declared as "Turkish-Korean
Culture Year" and it will be celebrated through numerous cultural
activities in both countries.