The Republic of Turkey was the first foreign state to recognize the state independence of the Republic of Belarus.
Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on March 25, 1992.
In 2017 Belarus and Turkey marked the 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations.
The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey to the Republic of Belarus was established in Minsk in 1992 whereas the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Turkey was established in Ankara in 1997.
In 1996 President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko paid his first official visit to Turkey, which led to the signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Turkey.
A further meeting between the Presidents of Belarus and Turkey took place during the Summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe held in Istanbul in 1999.
In 2010 President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko paid his second official visit to Turkey. As a result of the agreements reached the General Consulate of the Republic of Belarus was opened in Istanbul in 2011.
In April 2016 President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the sidelines of the Islamic Summit Conference in Istanbul.
In November 2016 President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid his historic first-ever official visit to Belarus.