Islamabad, 29 October 2022 (TDI): On the occasion of Turkey’s 99th Republic Day, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday, October 29, 2022, sent his warmest congratulations to President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the Turkish people.

The Turkish people’s valiant struggle for freedom under the leadership of Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, according to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, will forever be remembered in history.

The Prime Minister stated that Turkey’s remarkable economic advancements under President Erdogan were recognised by the international community over the years.

He continued, Islamabad wants to strengthen its many-faceted ties with Istanbul by discovering more of the enormous untapped potential in trade, business, and industry.

99th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey

The 99th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey’s creation was celebrated on Saturday with an event at Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s tomb inĀ Ankara.

Numerous governmental and military leaders were present for the ceremony at the Anitkabir monument, which was presided over by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Before the singing of the Turkish national song, Erdogan and other participants observed a moment of silence. Erdogan also put a star-and-crescent bouquet of red and white flowers on Ataturk’s tomb.

The president wroteĀ  in the memory book of the tomb that the government of Turkey is striving toĀ make theĀ Republic stand forever.

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99th Republic Day celebrations Turkey
99th Republic Day celebrations in Turkey get underway early on Saturday with a formal ceremony in the nation’s capital, Ankara.
History of the Republic Day

Ataturk’s arrival in the Black Sea port city of Samsun in 1919 marked the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence.

When Anatolia was freed from occupation, a new period in Turkish history began with the Treaty of Lausanne’s 1923 recognition of the newly formed nation.

Ataturk formally announced the state’s name andĀ status as a republic on October 29, 1923.

Ataturk was subsequently chosen as the first president of the Republic of Turkey by a voice decision in the Grand National Assembly.

Since that time, Turkey has observed Republic Day on October 29 annually.

Pakistan-Turkey Relations

Since Pakistan became an independent state on August 14, 1947, Turkish-Pakistani ties have been based on a strong diplomacy and brotherhood, for 75 years. Turkey and Pakistan have kept a tight relationship during both democratic and military regimes, illustrating the depth of their ties.

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On June 1, 2022, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan reiterated their commitment on to take their strong bilateral ties to new heights.

In this regard both sides gave importance to reviving their mutually beneficial bilateral collaboration in a variety of areas.

Following the meeting, PM Shehbaz Sharif told a joint press conference that the two nations’ relationship was rooted in shared history and influenced by those same aspirations.