The 99th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Türkiye celebrated in Islamabad - President ECOSF attended

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The Turkish Embassy in Islamabad celebrated the 99th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Türkiye through organizing a grand ceremony in Islamabad on 31st October 2022. The reception during the event was hosted by the Ambassador of Turkiye to Pakistan H.E. Dr. Mehmet Pacaci and Mrs. Meryem Pacaci. The Minister for Defence H.E. Mr. Khawaja Muhammad Asif was the Chief Guest. The celebration ceremony was attended by People hailing from all walks of life such as parliamentarians, politicians, representatives of the armed forces, members of civil society, diplomats, intellectuals, officers of the MoFA, scholars, students and religious leaders. On behalf of ECOSF, its President Prof. Dr. Seyed Komail Tayebi attended.

During the ceremony, the Ambassador said that 99 years ago, on October 29, 1923, the Republic of Türkiye was established under the leadership of Gazi Mustafa Kemal, after a victorious war of independence. He also read a message from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for Republic Day, which stated, “we altogether feel the pride and the enthusiasm of celebrating the 99th anniversary of the foundation of Türkiye. We pursue our uninterrupted struggle to elevate the Republic of Türkiye, which we founded by paying heavy sacrifices under very difficult conditions. We transformed Türkiye into a country with an exemplary democracy, an impressive economy, whose diplomacy is followed with interest, and which preserves its national unity and brotherhood in the strongest way possible, despite all attempts of sabotage. We compete with ourselves in every field, from agriculture to tourism, transport to education and health, and we constantly raise the bar for success”.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Defence H.E. Mr. Asif congratulated the Ambassador and said that Pakistan and Türkiye enjoyed exemplary fraternal relations based on common faith, culture, values, civilization and historical linkages, mutual trust, and support. He added that Türkiye had developed as a regional, economic, strategic, and military power. The minister also appreciated the defense engagement between Pakistan and Türkiye focused on building forces’ capabilities through defense industrial collaboration and regular exchange of training, delegations, courses, and joint exercises.

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