The Former Building of

the Hungarian Embassy

The diplomatic mission of the Kingdom of Hungary was one of the first to move from Istanbul to Ankara, the new capital city, in early 1924, following the Republic of Austria become the owner of all Austro-Hungarian diplomatic buildings according to the agreement between Budapest and Vienna. Our first ambassador to the Republic of Turkey was László Tahy (1881-1940), who handed his letter of credence to the President of the Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, on 27th May, 1924. The Kingdom of Hungary bought the typical pre-World War Ottoman building of the embassy in the Kızılay district (Gazi Mustafa Kemal Bulvarı No:10), which was a special gem of the city in those days. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary sold this building in 1997 in order to move the embassy to a different part of the city. You can still see the historical building in the city center. Elderly Ankara citizens still  often search for the Hungarian Embassy here.