Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said that Turkey has offered to export 15,000 tonnes of onions to Bangladesh at Tk23 per kilogram.
The minister, who recently visited Turkey and met the Turkish president and other top officials, disclosed the matter in an interview with local TV station Channel24 on September 21.
India, the world's largest onion exporter, on September 14 banned exports of all varieties of onion, except those cut, sliced or in powder form, with immediate effect to cap its rising prices in the domestic market.
Bangladesh is now looking for alternatives.
"During my visit to Turkey, I, having the consent from Bangladesh commerce minister about the problem of onions, I gave the responsibility to the Bangladesh Mission in Turkey to hold dialogue with Turkish traders," the foreign minister said.
However, Bangladesh has yet to make a formal announcement about importing onions from Turkey.