Turkey accused five nations of forming ‘alliance of evil’ after a joint declaration denouncing Ankara’s policies in the eastern Mediterranean and Libya. These countries include Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said the five countries were pursuing regional chaos and instability in the eastern Mediterranean. Also, sacrificing Libyans hope for democracy for the reckless aggression of dictators.
Actor Ahsan Khan wants people in Pakistan to know it is not ok to troll actors and taking to twitter he said that this sort of behaviour was shameful. The actor was referring to the recent trend on social media where people were calling out and trolling stars of the Turkish series Ertugul Ghazi.
President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay an official visit to Pakistan on February 13th to cement relations between the two countries. The Turkish President will be accompanied by a delegation of Turkish businessmen. He requested that Pakistani businessmen who are interested in B2B with the delegates are requested to contact the Trade and Development Authority of Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he will be inviting Turkey to join the multi-billion dollar CPEC projects. He further added that he hopes to strengthen ties with Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit Islamabad mid-February, which he hopes will build on the brotherly relationship between Islamabad and Ankara as he will be bringing various buisness houses and investors with him.
Turkey’s leading defense giant, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has opened its first office in Pakistan at the country’s National Science & Technology Park. The technopark was inaugurated by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who also visited the TAI office. TAI’s deal is to sell 30 T129 ATAK helicopters to Pakistan and the company’s aim is to positively conclude the ongoing process.
Saudi Arabia on Saturday rejected reports that it was involved in Pakistan’s absence from the Kuala Lumpur Summit. The Saudi embassy in Islamabad released its statement a day after Turkish media quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying Pakistan had decided to stay away from the recently concluded summit because of Saudi Arabia’s threats of economic sanctions.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi boycotted on Monday Indian Minister VK Singh’s speech at the Heart of Asia conference in Turkey. As soon as the Indian minister began his speech, Qureshi rose from his seat and walked out of the hall. The boycott was in protest against the brutalities and the grave violation of human rights exercised by the India government in Kashmir, according to Qureshi.
Turkey’s own Game of Thrones, a fiction series called Dirilis: Ertugrul’ will soon be aired on Pakistan’s state television, PTV, in Urdu dubbing. Prime Minister Imran Khan had recommended all Pakistanis to watch the drama serial which is based on history of the Muslim Oghuz Turks. All five seasons of the show will be dubbed and aired next year.
“Don’t be a fool,” Donald Trump has warned his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his latest letter. The letter was sent the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria. Three days after appearing to greenlight an invasion by pulling US troops from the Kurdish-dominated region, Trump told the Turkish president he would wreck Ankara’s economy if the invasion went too far.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Pakistan, expected on 23rd October has been postponed. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal confirmed the news, hours after a Turkish diplomat tweeted about the matter. The FO spokesperson added that a new date for the visit is yet to be determined but did not state any reasons for the postponement of the visit.