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  • Luxembourg National Day Statement 22/06/21 14:00:00

    Dear friends of Luxembourg,

    Unfortunately, this year again, we are not able to host our traditional National Day reception on June 23rd and meet our Turkish friends due to the sanitary situation...

  • Communiqué en relation avec les nouvelles mesures sanitaires pour les déplacements par voie aérienne à destination du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg Press Release 17/06/21

    Vu l’amélioration de la situation du coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 au niveau national et au niveau européen, le ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes et le ministère de la Santé tiennent à informer des nouvelles mesures sanitaires applicables à partir du 13 juin 2021, pour tout déplacement par voie aérienne à destination du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg.

    Les nouvelles obligations applicables à toutes les personnes souhaitant entrer au Luxembourg par transport aérien s’ajoutent aux restrictions temporaires déjà en place pour les ressortissants de pays tiers pour les déplacements non essentiels vers l’UE. Dans ce contexte, il est à noter que les restrictions temporaires d’entrée pour les ressortissants de pays tiers sur le territoire du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, mises en place par le règlement grand-ducal relatif aux restrictions temporaires en matière d’immigration, sont prolongées jusqu’au 30 septembre 2021 inclus.

  • Statement on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Istanbul Convention Statement 11/05/21

    May 11, 2021


    Statement on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Istanbul Convention by the Ankara embassies of Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand


    The Istanbul Convention: for a better future for all

    Turkey was the first country to ratify the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. Since then much progress has been made in terms of equal rights, women’s participation and leadership, and national legislation with regard to preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

    On 20 March 2021 the Turkish government announced its decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention. We are saddened by this decision. Turkey was one of the strongest supporters during the creation of this instrument in 2011. Turkey made substantive contributions that were highly recognized.

    Therefore, on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the signing of the Istanbul Convention, we would like to express our sincere hope that the Turkish government would reconsider its withdrawal decision. 

    The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention, was opened for signature on 11 May 2011 and entered into force on 1 August 2014. It is the most far-reaching instrument in Europe to set legally binding standards to prevent gender-based violence, protect victims of violence and punish perpetrators.

    The Convention has been ratified by 34 member states. It offers the most comprehensive legal framework to prevent and combat violence against women. It calls for preventive actions to be taken, but also to support and protect women who have been exposed to violence or are at risk of such violence. It calls for action against the persisting problem of domestic violence, but also aims to protect women and girls from rape, sexual harassment, stalking, online violence and many other acts of violence against women. Violence against women and domestic violence is a sad reality in all of Europe, and in the rest of the world.

    Unfortunately, in Turkey, like in many other countries, violence against women has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. Reversing the decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention would help Turkey preserve a comprehensive framework to protect women.

    What can be more negative for the cohesion in a country and solidarity amongst its people than domestic violence? How can we build a self-respecting society if emotional or physical traumas experienced at home remain silenced and stigmatized? How can we ensure a strong and prosperous future if part of the population is not able to fulfil its potential?

    Gender equality aims to create equal opportunities for women and men. It allows for certain persistent stereotypes of women and men to be addressed and for all children to have equal opportunities. It is this diversity, these freedoms and rights of our democratic societies that we seek to defend and protect. Acknowledging the progress that Turkey has made, we call on the Turkish Government to look at the Convention as an international agreement that domestic violence and violence against women are not acceptable and cannot be considered as a private or a family matter. We need to acknowledge that gender-based violence is a serious human rights violation that needs to be addressed accordingly. National measures alone do not reach the same levels of protection as the Convention does. Multilateralism matters, as a principle and in reality for the safety of women and girls.

    There is no hidden agenda here – as sometimes is claimed – related to gender identity and sexual orientation. The Convention does not require an adaptation of national legal systems in that respect. State Parties have sufficient leeway to implement the Istanbul Convention in accordance with their national decisions, which doesn’t take away the States’ obligations, under the European Convention on Human Rights, to protect the fundamental rights of all, including LGBTQI people.

    The Istanbul Convention has already had a positive impact on women’s lives across Europe. Calling on governments to prevent violence against women, to protect and help victims and to punish perpetrators, in a comprehensive effort to end such violence, means restoring the dignity of women who have become victims of violence. The European Convention on Human Rights attaches paramount importance to this value.  The Istanbul Convention plays an important role in making a change for women and girls. For a better future, for all.

  • The Luxembourg Embassy will be closed during lockdown / Fermeture de l'Ambassade du Luxembourg en raison du confinement Statement 30/04/21

    During the lockdown (from 29th April at 07:00 pm to 17th  May at 05:00 am), the Embassy will be closed to the public and operate from 10:00 am to 04:00 pm. Please send an email to: . In case of urgency, you can call: +90 534 593 85 38.


    En raison du confinement allant du 29 avril à 19h00 au 17 mai 2021 à 05h00, l’Ambassade sera fermée au public. Une permanence sera assurée de 10h00 à 16h00. Vous pouvez envoyer un email à l’adresse suivante : . En cas d’urgence, vous pouvez nous joindre au numéro suivant : +90 534 593 85 38.

  • [Updated on 1 April 2021] Measures concerning the entry into Luxembourg of third-country nationals / [Mise à jour le 1er avril 2021] Mesures concer... Press Release 05/04/21

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ban on the entry of third-country nationals into the territory of Luxembourg is valid until 30 June 2021.

    En raison de la pandémie causée par le COVID-19, l’interdiction d'entrer sur le territoire du Luxembourg des ressortissants de pays tiers est valable jusqu’au 30 juin 2021.

  • Entry to Turkey - Traveler Entry Form Press Release 15/03/21

    A Traveler Entry Form must be filled in by travelers who enter Turkey, as a requirement by Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey in order to save electronically the health information declared by the travelers.

    Travelers who will be arriving in Turkey by air travel must fill in the Traveler Entry Form on within 72 hours before their trip. When the form is filled in a HES code will be created for the a traveler, who will be able to use this code during their travel and accommodation in Turkey.

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