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Thursday 9th February 2023 / 18 Rejab 1444

PM Imran felicitates Turkey on ‘National Unity Day’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed solidarity with Turkey on its ‘Democracy and National Unity Day’ being observed on Wednesday (today) to honour the martyrs of 2016 coup attempt.
In his message addressed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s solidarity with the brotherly people and the government of Turkey.
PM Imran Khan said Pakistan continues to stand by Turkey and supports its efforts to address the threat posed by Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organization (FETO).
He said four years ago on this day, the Turkish people displayed their characteristic resilience and legendary bravery to defy the forces of darkness targeting Turkey’s peace and stability as well as its democratic institutions.
“Our prayers and best wishes are with you and the people of Turkey as they determinedly march towards peace and prosperity, and ever greater glory.”
He said incidents of human courage and determination witnessed on 15th July, 2016 was indeed an inspiration for millions across the globe and will be remembered in the annals of history.
“Symbolizing the same spirit that motivated our forefathers not to hesitate from making any sacrifice for their Turkish brethren a century ago, there was a spontaneous outburst of support and solidarity for Turkey,” he said.
“We join the people of Turkey in honouring the martyrs and supporting their families,” PM Imran said, adding that they will always stand shoulder-to-shoulder supporting each other.
Imran Khan recalled that the entire Pakistani nation spoke with one voice against the attempt to undermine Turkey’s peace, democracy and march towards prosperity.
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