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The Treaty of Friendship establishing political relations between the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Finland was signed on 9 December 1924 and entered into force in 1926. Turkey was represented in Finland at the level of Charge D'affaires and Minister Plenipotentiary between the years 1946-1959. The representation was upgraded to the level of Embassy in 1959.

 The Embassy is located in Ullanlinna an idyllic and historical district very close to well-known Kaivopuisto Park and just 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre. The Turkish Embassy has been serving at its current chancery in Helsinki since 1992. The Consular Section is located at the first floor of the same building. The Office of the Military Attaché is in the Chancery, whereas the Office of the Culture and Promotion Counsellor and the Office of the Trade Counsellor serve at other addresses.

The building in which the Turkish Embassy is located, is a historical site dating back to 1900. The façade as well as the inner decorations of the Chancery are still preserved as original.

HEAD OF MISSIONS SERVED AS MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY AND CHARGÉ D'AFFAIRES BEFORE 1959

* Kemal Nejat Kavur (Maslahatgüzar)  1946-1949
* Kemal Nejat Kavur (Orta Elçi)  1949-1952
* Tarık Emin Yenisey (Elçi)    1952-1957
* Abdullah Zeki Polar (Elçi)  1957-1959

TURKISH AMBASSADORS SERVED AFTER 1959    * Abdullah Zeki Polar 1959-1961

* Ziya Tepedelen 1961-1964
* Osman Olcay 1964-1967
* İrfan Karasar 1967-1971
* Hamit Batu 1971-1974
* Kamran Acet 1974-1976
* Yalçın Kurtbay 1976-1979
* Candemir Önhon 1979-1982
* Metin Karaca 1982-1984
* Doğan Türkmen 1984-1986
* Oktay Aksoy 1986-1989
* Tuncer Topur 1989-1995
* Akın Alptuna 1995-1997
* Onur Gökçe 1997-2001
* İlhan Yiğitbaşıoğlu 2001-2004
* Osman Paksüt 2004-2005
* Reha Keskintepe 2005-2009

  

Kemal Nejat  Kavur
Kemal Nejat Kavur

1/1/1946-1/1/1949

Kemal Nejat  Kavur
Kemal Nejat Kavur

1/1/1949-1/1/1952

Tarık Emin  Yenisey
Tarık Emin Yenisey

1/1/1952-1/1/1957

Abdullah Zeki  Polar
Abdullah Zeki Polar

1/1/1957-1/1/1959

Abdullah Zeki  Polar
Abdullah Zeki Polar

1/1/1959-1/1/1961

Ziya Tepedelen  Tepedelen
Ziya Tepedelen Tepedelen

1/1/1961-1/1/1964

Osman  Olcay
Osman Olcay

1/1/1964-1/1/1967

Mehmet İrfan  Karasar
Mehmet İrfan Karasar

1/1/1967-1/1/1971

Hamit  Batu
Hamit Batu

1/1/1971-1/1/1974

Kamran  Acet
Kamran Acet

1/1/1974-1/1/1976

Candemir  Önhon
Candemir Önhon

1/1/1979-1/1/1982

Yalçın  Kurtbay
Yalçın Kurtbay

1/1/1979-1/1/1982

Metin  Karaca
Metin Karaca

1/1/1982-1/1/1984

Oktay  Aksoy
Oktay Aksoy

1/1/1986-1/1/1989

Doğan  Türkmen
Doğan Türkmen

1/1/1986-1/1/1989

Tuncer Topur
Tuncer Topur

1/1/1989-1/1/1995

Akın  Alptuna
Akın Alptuna

1/1/1995-1/1/1997

Onur  Gökçe
Onur Gökçe

1/1/1997-1/1/2001

İlhan  Yiğitbaşıoğlu
İlhan Yiğitbaşıoğlu

1/1/2001-1/1/2004

Osman  Paksüt
Osman Paksüt

1/1/2004-1/1/2005

Reha Keskintepe
Reha Keskintepe

1/1/2005-1/1/2009

Hüseyin Selah Korutürk
Hüseyin Selah Korutürk

11/15/2009-1/3/2014

Adnan Başağa
Adnan Başağa

11/27/2013-3/15/2018

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