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Pakistan to promote Urdu language and literature in Turkey

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ANKARA – Pakistan Government would take further steps to promote the study and research of Urdu language and literature in Turkey, state Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Sohail Mahmood during his visit to the Department of Urdu at Ankara University today. During the visit, Ambassador Sohail Mahmood handed over more than 100 books to the Chairperson of Urdu Department, Prof. Dr. ... Read More »

Heart of Asia Conf. delegates call for unified approach against terrorism

Heart of Asia Conf. delegates call for unified approach against terrorism

Conference stress enhanced cooperation for countering security threats and promoting connectivity in the Heart of Asia region ISLAMABAD – Dignitaries from Afghanistan, India, China, Turkey, Iran and other Asian countries called for enhanced cooperation for countering security threats and promoting connectivity in the Asian region at the Heart of Asia conference. The ‘Heart of Asia’ summit is jointly hosted by ... Read More »

Pakistani art exhibit in Turkey commemorates Rumi Day

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The art exhibit in Konya is part of exhibition commemorating Rumi ANKARA (Turkey) – Pakistan is participating in the 742nd commemoration ceremonies of the death of Moulana Jalaluddin Rumi being held in Konya from 7-17 December 2015. Twenty paintings made by Pakistan’s renowned artist, Mr. Shafique Farooqi, representing Sufism as seen and depicted through the intellect of Moulana Rumi are ... Read More »

Int. Book Festival Opens in Istanbul

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ISTANBUL — Turkey’s biggest international book fair opened its doors in Istanbul city with a ceremony to mark its 34th anniversary. The Tuyap Fair in Beylikduzu opened with the theme of ‘Humor: Looking at Life with a Smile.’ This year, the 34th International Istanbul Book Fair will host over 750 publishers from all over the world, plus panels, seminars and ... Read More »

Turkish stock market boost after election result

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ISTANBUL – The Turkish lira and the Istanbul stock market rose sharply on Monday after the surprise win by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on November 1, 2015. The currency jumped 2.9%, the most since January 2014, to 2.8320 against the dollar. It rose 3.8 per cent last month, the biggest jump since January 2012, on optimism that ... Read More »

Pakistan and Turkey reaffirm resolve to deepen defence cooperation at 11th HLMDG meeting

Pakistan's Defence Secretary Lt. General (Retd.) Muhammad Alam Khattak and Turkey's Deputy Chief of Turkish Armed Forces General Yaşar Güler in a group Photo at the Ataturk Mausoleum

ANKARA, (Turkey) – Pakistan and Turkey resolved to deepen defence cooperation at the 11th meeting of the Pakistan-Turkey High Level Military Dialogue Group (HLMDG) held in Ankara on 27-28 October 2015. Defence Secretary Lt. General (Retd.) Muhammad Alam Khattak led the Pakistan delegation while Deputy Chief of Turkish Armed Forces GeneralYaşar Güler headed the Turkish delegation. Lt. General (Retd.) Muhammad ... Read More »

100 Years of Urdu celebrated in Turkey

Participants during a session of symposium as part of celebrations of 100 Years of Teaching of Urdu in Turkey

ANKARA — Pakistan-Turkey cultural collaboration reaches a new milestone as the two countries celebrate the 100 years of Urdu in Turkey. About 100 years ago, formal teaching of Urdu language and literature commenced at “Darul Funoon” (Edebiyat Faculty) at Istanbul University in 1915. As part of celebrations of ‘100 Years of Teaching of Urdu in Turkey,’ the Istanbul University, in ... Read More »

Turkey to build real-life ‘Hobbit Village’

Turkey to build comfy, serene Hobbit Homes in eastern Turkey

Comfy, serene Hobbit Homes in Turkey attract locals and foreigners Whether you are a fan of Hobbit villages and homes or not, the beauty, comfort and serenity of these hobbit homes will surely attract you to visit at least once. A village inspired by the Hobbit houses in “The Lord Of The Rings” series by J.R.R. Tolkien is under construction ... Read More »

Turkey, UN welcome Afghan-Taliban talks

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ISLAMABAD (PPA) – The United Nations and Turkish Government have welcomed the talks held in Murree and expressed hopes that the talks would “swiftly finalize the Peace and Reconciliation Process”. A statement issued by Turkish Foreign Ministry on Friday (July 10, 2015) added that “In order to ensure the integrity of Afghanistan and establishment of its lasting internal peace, it ... Read More »

Pak Ambassador meets Turkish Chief of General Staff to discuss defence ties

Ambassador Sohail Mahmood meeting with Chief of TGS

ANKARA — Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Sohail Mahmood on July 9, 2015 called on Chief of Turkish General Staff (TGS), General Necdet Ozel, in Ankara and exchanged views on defence matters. Ambassador Sohail Mahmood conveyed the cordial greetings of Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC), General Rashid Mahmood, which General Necdet Ozel warmly reciprocated. During the meeting, the special nature ... Read More »

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