Turkish Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum tweeted on Wednesday that Turkish lawmakers voted unanimously for ratification.
“I hope this step, which strengthens our fight against climate change and forms the basis of our Net Zero 2053 vision, will be beneficial,” he said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month announced at the United Nations General Assembly in New York that he would submit the deal to parliament.
“We plan to submit the Paris Climate Agreement to our parliament for approval next month, in line with the constructive steps to be taken and as part of our national contribution statement,” Erdogan said.
“Whoever has caused the most damage to nature, our atmosphere, our water, our soil and the earth, and whoever has savagely exploited natural resources, should also make the greatest contribution to the fight against climate change.”
Local climate activism groups and chambers of commerce supported Turkey’s ratification ahead of the COP 26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland in early November.
CNN’s Isil Sariyuce reported from Istanbul and Caitlin Hu reported and wrote from New York.