Spain, Turkish Consulate in Córdoba

Turkey opens a consulate in the Spanish city of Córdoba

Córdoba joins other cities in Spain with a Turkish consulate: Barcelona, Malaga, Bilbao, Coruña, Seville, Valencia, Cartagena, Granada and Zaragoza.

Turkey opened yesterday an honorary consulate in the Spanish city of Córdoba, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in southern Spain, according to the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

The opening ceremony of the new honorary consulate – the ninth in Spain – was attended by the ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Madrid, Burak Akçapar, the mayor of Córdoba, José María Bellido Roche, and the new honorary consul of the city, Juan Pablo Cortés, as well as academics and representatives of the business world.

During the event, Akçapar stressed that during Pedro Sánchez’s recent visit to Ankara on the occasion of the VII High-Level Bilateral Meeting between Turkey and Spain, the presidents of both countries had described the bilateral relations between both nations as a “comprehensive partnership.”

The ambassador also stressed that Turkey and Spain are two strategic NATO member countries that play a key role in the security, stability and prosperity of Europe, so it is vital for the entire region that the two nations strengthen their ties, having become – he assured – bilateral cooperation between Madrid and Ankara a State policy beyond the political party that holds the government.

Turkey has already opened 10 consulates in Spain

On his part, Cortés said he was honoured to have been appointed as consul of the Turkish Republic in Córdoba, while the mayor of the city expressed his satisfaction with the level that relations between Spain and Turkey have reached. “I believe that this initiative will contribute to the development of social, cultural and economic ties between Córdoba and Turkey,” said the mayor.

With the inauguration of the new honorary consulate of Turkey in the Spanish city of Córdoba, there are now 9 honorary consulates of the Turkish Republic in Spain: in addition to Córdoba, it has similar offices in Malaga, Bilbao, La Coruña, Seville, Valencia, Cartagena, Granada and Zaragoza. These representations are in addition to the Turkish Embassy in Madrid, and the General Consulate in Barcelona.