Turkey and South Africa waive visa requirements

  Date posted: 11th of May 2012

Turkey have come to terms with South Africa in a deal that will see both countries waive visa requirements and increase visits between the two countries.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said: “We have placed a great deal of importance on our relations with South Africa in recent years.” The aim of the agreement is to increase trade between the two countries.

Following the agreement, the number of weekly flights by Turkish Airlines to South Africa will increase from five to seven. Davutoglu also stated the growing importance that South Africa has to Turkey, he said: “We have once more renewed our agreement in principle, by which our countries act as strategic partners in international projects and mutually cooperate both in Africa and Eurasia. We have decided to make a greater effort to boost relations between our two countries because this relationship promises to have great potential.”

These new developments between Turkey and South Africa could prove to be an important agreement between the two countries, both of which are developing and becoming key figures in their regions. The waiving of visa requirements between Turkey and South Africa could see a lot more business being done between the two countries and also a lot more investment between the two countries could be seen.

It will now be a lot easier for businessmen alike to move between each country and that could lead to developments. The Turkish market is somewhat of a hotspot for business at the moment, promising great returns on investment and in an ever increasing market, people want to buy homes in Turkey. The relaxing of the visa requirements could see more people from South Africa investing in and vice versa.

The agreement between the two countries further strengthens Turkey’s foreign policy and the free trade between the two countries could lead to more and more developments. This could be the start of a very successful relationship between the two countries and could see both countries prosper from the agreement.