Ankara's tallest tower lights up in green and white as Turkey celebrates Pakistan Day
Messages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were also read out on the occasion.
Ambassador Syrus Qazi in his remarks stated that 23 March was an important milestone in the heroic struggle of the Muslims of South Asia when our forefathers made the historic decision to have a separate homeland.
He also expressed gratitude to Turkey for sending Turkish band 'Mehter' (Ottoman Janissary Band) as well as aerial aerobatic team 'SoloTurk' to Islamabad that will participate in the Pakistan Day celebrations on March 25.
In the past, both Turkish teams had won the hearts of all Pakistanis through their unique performance.
"Atakule, Ankara’s landmarks is lit in Pakistan flag colours showing Pakistan-Turkey solidarity messages to celebrate PakistanDay. Situated on Jinnah Road, has Jinnah’s monument right opposite to it", tweeted Pakistani embassy in Turkey.
#Atakule, Ankara’s landmarks is lit in #Pakistan flag colours showing Pakistan-Turkey solidarity messages to celebrate #PakistanDay. Situated on Jinnah Road, @atakuleofficial has Jinnah’s monument right opposite to it.#SignoftheCity #23March #OneNationOneDestiny pic.twitter.com/kPGVUCFNJx— Pakistan Embassy Turkey (@PakinTurkey) March 22, 2021
Atakule is situated on Jinnah Road that also has Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's monument right opposite to it. Moreover, all the three bridges in Istanbul on the Bosporus linking Asia with Europe was illuminated in Pakistan flag colours on Tuesday evening.
Ambassador Syrus Qazi and Mayor of Keiren Municipality of Ankara Turgut Altinok, also jointly unveiled the plaque of a renovated memorial forest for 2014 APS Peshawar terrorist attack victims.
It may be recalled that as a show of solidarity with the people of Pakistan after the 16 December 2014 heinous terrorist attack, Keiren Municipality and Youth Wing members of the Justice and Development (AK) Party planted 144 trees, one for each shaheed, at the AK Party Memorial Forest in Keiren, Ankara.
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