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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 »

Turkish-Urdu dictionary launched in Ankara

Prof. Dr. Celal Soydan of Istanbul University speaking at the launch of Turkish Urdu dictionary in Ankara, Turkey.

Turkish Urdu dictionary  – new milestone in Pakistan-Turkey Friendship ANKARA (Turkey) –  The Embassy of Pakistan, Turkish Language Institution (TDK), and Urdu Department of Ankara University jointly organized a book launching ceremony of “Urdu Türkçe – Türkçe Urdu Sözlük” in Ankara. The dictionary has been compiled by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bakhtiar Ashraf of Ankara University and Prof. Dr. Celal Soydan of ... Read More »

Pakistan to host D-8 summit meeting tomorrow (June 4)

Special assistant to Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi, arrives to attend the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on October 16, 2014 in Milan. AFP / Giuseppe Cacace

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan, the current Chairman of the Developing-8 Organization for Economic Development, will host a meeting of the 36th session of the Developing-8 Commission this week. “This meeting is being organised during the extended term of Pakistan’s chairmanship of the organisation,” the Foreign Office said on Tuesday. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Syed Tariq Fatemi will inaugurate the ... Read More »

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