ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has reaffirmed solidarity and strong support for the brotherly people and government of Turkey as they mark their 6th Democracy and National Unity Day.
In a statement on Friday, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that the heroic struggle of the brave Turkish people against the treacherous coup attempt of 15 July 16, 2016 shows that with unity, courage, resolve and commitment, nations can overcome all odds and challenges.
The Spokesperson said that the people and government of Pakistan join the fraternal people and government of Turkey in paying tribute to all those martyrs who laid down their lives in defence of Turkey’s democracy and stability.
Turkish Democracy & National Unity Day will alsways be remembered as an expression of Turkish people’s unwavering trust in the leadership of President @RTErdogan. It also reflects Turkish nation’s resolve to protect & uphold democracy. May the souls of the martyrs rest in peace!
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) July 15, 2022
“The exceptional relations between our two peoples – embedded in a common religious, cultural, linguistic, and spiritual heritage – go back centuries and have withstood the test of times,” Asim Iftikhar said.
“With strong resolve of the political leadership on both sides, the historic, multi-faceted strategic relationship between the two Countries will continue to grow from strength to strength,” he added.