Islamabad, 30 August 2022 (TDI): On the occasion of the Republic of Turkiye’s Victory Day (30 August Zafer Bayrami), the Government and the People of Pakistan expressed their unwavering sympathy and support for the brotherly people and government of Turkiye.

Victory Day of Turkiye

On this day a century ago, the great Turkish nation achieved ultimate victory by conquering foreign occupation and imperialism.

The Turkish nation’s unwavering determination, fortitude, and togetherness established the groundwork for Turkiye’s liberation, independence, and national sovereignty.

Pakistan pays special tribute to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who inspired and led his countrymen to one of the most brilliant victories in world history.

The gallant Turkish nation received unwavering support from South Asian Muslims during their heroic struggle against foreign occupation during the war of independence.

Pakistan-Turkiye Ties

Pakistan and Turkiye enjoy close and cordial diplomatic ties. Pakistan has an Embassy in Ankara, a Consulate-General in Istanbul, and an honorary Consulate in İzmir.

Whereas, Turkiye has an Embassy in Islamabad, a Consulate-General in Karachi, and honorary Consulates in Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, and Faisalabad.

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Pakistan and Turkiye are expanding their strong connections into a strategic alliance, according to a joint communiqué issued in 2016.

Relations between the two go back generations, more specifically to the Turkish War of Independence, when Muslims from the northern British Raj offered financial aid to the crumbling Ottoman Empire.

Following that, Turkiye and Pakistan gained independence. Furthermore, the countries have historical Islamic ties, as Muslims residing under the British Raj saw the Ottoman Sultan as their Caliph, as well as the Caliph of Islam and all Muslims.

As a result, for many decades, Pakistan and Pakistanis have had a favorable image in Turkiye and among Turks.

Pakistan and Turkiye have close cultural, historical, and military ties that are now expanding into deeper economic ties as both countries seek to develop their economies.

Turkiye supports Pakistan’s position of having a UN-supervised plebiscite to determine whether Kashmir wishes to join Pakistan, which Turkish President Erdogan underlined in a joint address to the Pakistani parliament.

Similarly, Turkiye favors Pakistan’s inclusion in the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Turkiye and Pakistan have close contact during both democratic and military governments, demonstrating the depth of their ties.