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Dear visitors of our website,

I wish you a warm welcome to our website. I hope that the information contained in it will enable you to know better my country and the activities we are carrying out in Cuba, Jamaica and The Bahamas.

I would like to emphasize that I am very happy and honored to be serving as Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in the friendly country of Cuba since April 3,2021. The Turkish Embassy in Havana was opened in 1979 and I am the twelfth Ambassador holding this position. Each ofmy predecessorscontributed to strengthening our relations and I would like to thank them for that.

I am also among the former members ofour Embassy. I served in our Embassy in Havana as Second Secretary for two years (from September 1994 to August 1996). At that time, we were not accredited to Kingston and Nassau, as it is the case today. Returning onceagain to the Caribbean after a quarter of a century, this time as Ambassador, is something exceptional that makes my task in this region easier.

I presented on June 23, 2021 my Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Cuba, H.E. Mr. Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. I hope to presentthem in Jamaica and The Bahamas in the near future.

Despite the geographical distance between the two countries, the contact and relationship between our peoples is growing every day. In this context, I would like to refer to the excellent work of our global brand "Turkish Airlines" (THY) which also links Istanbul to Havana. After having to suspend its direct flights for fifteen months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am very glad that "Turkish Airlines" has resumed its Istanbul-Havana line on June 18, 2021.

One of our main objectives as the Turkish Embassy in Havana is to provide our services in a cordial and efficient manner with zero errors. In this sense, our doors will always be open to anyone who needs us. We also seek to provide the necessary support and service to every visitor in the best physical conditions. In this framework, I am glad that the works to improve our facilities have been recently completed. You can also contact us 24/7 via our Consular Service Call Center (+ 90 312 292 29 29).

On our website, you can find the latest news on our country's foreign policy and information about Turkey. You can follow our news, updates and communications also via our Facebook and Twitter accounts (@TurkEmbHavana). I invite you to follow us viaour social media accounts I have just mentioned.

On behalf of all the members ofour Embassy and my own, Iavail myself ofthis opportunity to convey to you our warmest greetings and wish you all the best in your activities.

Yours sincerely.

Vehbi Esgel ETENSEL

Ambassador


Atatürk

Vehbi Esgel Etensel Ambassador
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 17:00

1/1/2021 1/2/2021 Anniversary of the Revolution, Independence Day of Cuba
5/1/2021 5/1/2021 International Worker's Day
5/13/2021 5/13/2021 Eid al-Fitr / Festival of Breaking the Fast
7/20/2021 7/20/2021 Eid al-Adha / Feast of the Sacrifice
7/25/2021 7/27/2021 National Day of Rebellion of Cuba
10/10/2021 10/10/2021 Start of the War of Independence of Cuba
10/29/2021 10/29/2021 National day of the Republic of Turkey
12/25/2021 12/25/2021 Christmas
12/31/2021 12/31/2021 Eve of the National Day of Cuba