The Ottoman Empire appointed its first resident envoys to Europe at the end of the 18th century with a view to following the developments in Europe. The first of these ambassadors, Yusuf Agâh Efendi, was posted in London in 1793. There has been a Turkish diplomatic mission in London since then. However, diplomatic relations between the Ottoman Empire and England was suspended in 1914 following the break out of the World War I. After the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in October 1923, diplomatic relations were established on September 2, 1924.
Geographical regions that fall under the responsibility of our Embassy are United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Jersey and Bailiwick of Guernsey.
The consular services for the same area are covered by the Turkish Consulate General in London.
The Embassy also contains the Office of the Defence Attache, the Office of the Economic Counsellor, Press Office, the Office of the Finance and Customs Counsellor, the Office of the Commercial Counsellor, the Office of the Religious Affairs Counsellor, Tourism Office, the Office of the Education Counsellor, the Office of the Security Counsellor.