The Turkish Embassy in Canberra was inaugurated on 28 February 1967. The Embassy has been serving at “6 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT” since July 2006. The Turkish Defence Attaché’s Office has also been operational within the Embassy since 2004.
In addition to Australia; The Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Canberra is also accredited to the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Nauru, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu. Consular services throughout Australia are covered by the Turkish Consulate Generals in Melbourne and Sydney. Turkey also has Honorary Consul in Brisbane, the Solomon Islands and the Marshall Islands.
The Turkish Embassy in Canberra was inaugurated on 28 February 1967. H.E. Mr Baha Vefa Karatay was the first Turkish Ambassador to Australia.
On the other hand, the Australian Embassy in Ankara started its operations on 23 April 1968. H.E. Sir Alan McNicoll, the first Australian Ambassador to Turkey, commenced his tenure on 25 August 1968.