Turkey, with it’s strategic location, is a key country in international organizations in which Turkey is a member, founder and / or has an important position in. These main organizations are:
- NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Turkey became a member in 1952.
- UN (United Nations)
Turkey is a member of UN since 1945 and also of many subsidiary organizations within the United Nations including UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization.
Turkey hosted the organization in 2015.
- European Council
- Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
- Economic Cooperation Organizaiton
It was established in 1985 between Turkey, Iran and Pakistan. Later, with the participation of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, it became a 10 member organization.
- Developing 8 ( D8 )
The members are, Turkey, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Egypt, Nigeria and Pakistan. Established to create and diversify new opportunities in trade relations among the 8 countries that represent a large economic potential, various resources, a large population and geographical area, to increase participation in the international decision-making process, to provide better living conditions, to promote economic co-operation around concrete joint projects, and to strengthen the situation of developing countries in the world economy.
- Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Established to protect the rights and interests of the Islamic world, to strengthen cooperation and solidarity among member states.
- Islamic Development Bank
Founder members were UAE, Iran, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
- Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization
The members are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Albenia, Greece, Serbia.
It is aimed to ensure the Black Sea as a region of peace, stability and prosperity by taking advantage of the potentials of member countries, geographical proximity, complementary characteristics of economies, diversify and further develop bilateral and multilateral economic, technological and social relations between them. The vehicle chosen for this purpose is economic cooperation.