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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 »

Pakistan cultural performance enthralls audience in Ankara

1. Inauguration of Pakistan Pavilion by Mr. Burhan Kayaturk, Mayor Mustafa Ak, Ambassador Sohail Mahmood

ANKARA — A captivating performance depicting myriad facets of Pakistani culture enthralled thousands of audience on Saturday night at Keçiören, Ankara. The occasion was the celebration of “Pakistan Night” as part of the 6th International Ramazan Festivities, hosted by the Municipality of Keçiören. Participation in the programme has been organized by the Pakistan Embassy in Ankara, in collaboration with Pakistani ... Read More »

Angelina Jolie arrives in Turkey to support Syrian refugees

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MARDIN, Turkey – –  Hollywood star and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has arrived in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin to visit Syrian refugees. The Oscar-winning American actress and director arrived Friday night in Turkey on a private plane to visit Syrian and Iraqi refugees, who fled clashes in their countries, in temporary protection centers in the Midyat district of Mardin. Jolie is expected to participate in a program, which will be held ... Read More »

PAF Chief participates in Turkish Air Force’s multinational exercise Anatolian Eagle

PAF Chief Air Marshal Sohail Aman and Ambassador Sohail Mahmood with officers of Pakistan Air Force at Anatolian Eagle multinational exercise at Konya on 17 June 2015

ANKARA (Turkey) — Chief of the Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman participated in the Turkish Air Force’s multinational exercise Anatolian Eagle at Konya today. By flying an F-16 jet himself, he led the PAF contingent comprising of six jets of the 9th ‘Griffins’ squadron that are currently participating in the event. Ambassador of ... Read More »

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