Başkonsolosun Mesajı

Welcome to the website of the Consulate General of Turkey in Houston.

After having served in Houston as Consul General between 2009-2011, I am honored to be back as of 15 December 2017. I feel privileged to serve in the energy capital of the world. Our jurisdiction area covers the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. We aim to enhance commercial, cultural, scientific and social ties between Turkey and these states. We strive to provide high quality and speedy consular service to our citizens and promote Turkey with the support of the Education Attache and Commercial Attache. Detailed information about our services can be obtained from our web page and visitors can reach further information through links leading to web sites related to Turkey. You can contact us for all visa inquiries and for questions on general consular services. Please do not hesitate to call at our Office or contact us via e-mail at

Information about Turkish foreign policy can be obtained from the website of the Turkish Foreign Ministry:

If you are intending to do business in Turkey, the Office of the Commercial Attache is an important point of contact for the investment climate and incentives, legal conditions and requirements, trade fairs and market opportunities. You can also visit
the website of Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey.

With this opportunity, I would like to extend my best regards on behalf of myself and the Consulate staff.

Akil Öktem

Consul General

Akil Öktem Consul General
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 16:00

Walk-in hours 09:00am-12:00pm
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