America

Brazil / Brasil / Brazilya

The Empire of Brazil was, after the United States, the second state in the Americas to enter into treaty relations with the Ottomans. On 5 February 1858, the two empires signed a Treaty of Commerce and Navigation. While Brazil had four consulates in the Ottoman State, it tried without success to establish consulates in Konstantiniyye and Beirut. As a result of the relations, over 100,000 Ottoman Syrian subjects emigrated to Brazil.

Chile / Chile / Şili

Chile was the first country in Latin America which recognized Turkey with the Friendship Treaty, on 30 January 1926.

México / Mexico / Meksika

The first official contact between Mexico and the Ottoman Empire was 1864 when Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico sent out emissaries to several nations to seek official recognition of his rule in the country. Diplomatic relations between the two nations were established in 1928 after the end of the Mexican revolution (1920) and after the transformation of Turkey from the Ottoman Empire by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1923).

United States of America / Amerika Birleşik Devletleri

On 4 May 1802 US President Jefferson designated a consul to serve in Smyrna. The Ottoman Porte however never gave official agreement to this position and it was never formalized. In the early 1800s, the US fought the Barbary Wars against the Ottoman Barbary states. While the US supported the removal of sultan Abdülhamid II in 1908, they also criticized the Three Pasha’s before and during World War I.

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