Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif meet Turkish minister during ‘Tiger 3’ shoot in Istanbul

Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif were recently spotted meeting the Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy in Istanbul. Salman and Katrina are visiting Istanbul for the shoot of their upcoming film ‘Tiger 3’. Several photos of

‘Ertugrul’ actress Gulsim Ali looks ravishing in red dress

Turkish television actress Gulsim Ali has shared ravishing pictures on her Instagram accounts which have been adored by her fans. The actress can be seen wearing a red backless gown posing with her hair flowing down. Pakistani fashion designer Maria

Turkish court refuses to add US report to Khashoggi trial

ISTANBUL: A Turkish court trying 26 Saudi suspects in absentia for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi refused to admit a US report blaming the kingdom’s crown prince for the killing. An Istanbul court is trying two close former aides

Turkish President Erdogan says may begin working on new constitution

ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said his ruling AK Party and its nationalist allies may start work on drafting a new constitution, less than four years after overhauling the previous constitution to grant his office sweeping powers. Turks had voted

Pirates kill sailor, kidnap 15 crew on Turkish ship off Nigerian coast

ANKARA: Armed men killed one sailor and abducted 15 from a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria. That left three crew members to sail the Liberian-flagged Mozart owned by a Turkish company, the state news agency said. The

Turkish drama ‘Yunus Emre’ to air on state-run television

ISLAMABAD: After the resounding success on ‘Diriliş: Ertuğrul’, another Turkish drama serial is set to be aired on state-run television in Pakistan. PTI leader Faisal Javed Khan announced that like Ertugrul, another Turkish show ‘Yunus Emre’ will now be aired

Famous Turkish chef Burak Ozdemir arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Turkish chef and social media sensation Burak Ozdemir nicknamed CZNBurak has arrived in Pakistan. Burak is famous for his videos on social media serving massive portions of his dishes and has amassed 17.1 million followers on Instagram. Earlier this

PM Imran appreciates Erdogan for raising Kashmir issue at UNGA

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appreciated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for raising the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly. In a tweet, the prime minister said he deeply appreciates President Erdogan once again for raising his

Turkish photographers exhibit Pakistan’s beauty in Ankara

ISLAMABAD: A photography exhibition titled ‘Colours of Pakistan – Seen Through the Eyes of Turks’ was launched in Ankara showcasing pictures taken by Turkish photographers about the beauty and landscape of Pakistan. The Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara has organized

UNGA President-elect to hold meetings with PM, FM today

ISLAMABAD: President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Volkan Bozkir has arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit to Pakistan. The UNGA President-elect will call on Prime Minister Imran Khan and hold talks with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

President Alvi appreciates Turkish song on struggle in IoK

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has appreciated a song highlighting the struggle of the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) for their right to self-determination. On his Twitter account, the president tagged the song titled ‘Eternal Spring! A

Why are Pakistani artists worried about success of Turkish dramas?

The Pakistani drama industry is perturbed by the rising popularity of Turkish drama serials in the country. The entire nation is nowadays mesmerized by the popularity of Turkish drama ‘Dirilis: Ertugrul’ (English: ‘Resurrection: Ertuğrul’) which has been dubbed in Urdu

Controversy over Ertugrul

It is not the first time Esra Bilgic, who plays Halima Sultan in Ertugrul, has won heart and minds of Pakistani fans after airing the popular Turkish series ‘Resurrection Ertugrul’ on state-owned PTV. She triumphed our hearts two years back

Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar to produce drama like ‘Ertugrul’

Famous writer and director Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar has announced to write a script like Turkish drama “Ertugrul Ghazi’ that has received overwhelming popularity in Pakistan. During an interview to a private news channel, the writer said that he has talked to

Turkish drama serial ‘Ertugrul Ghazi’ to be aired from Ramazan

ISLAMABAD: State-run Pakistan Television has announced that it will air the action-packed and popular Turkish drama series ‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’ during the month of Ramazan. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan also confirmed

Chairman Senate felicitates on 100th anniversary of Turkish Assembly

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani has written a letter to Speaker of Turkish Grand National Assembly, felicitating him on the completion of one hundred years of the Turkish Assembly. The Chairman said that the Grand National Assembly of Turkey has

PM calls Turkish President to express solidarity over Idlib attack

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday and conveyed heartfelt sympathies and condolences on the loss of lives of a number of Turkish soldiers in the attack in Idlib. According to a statement from

Turkish President Erdogan to arrive in Islamabad today on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Pakistan today for a two-day visit where important meetings will be held with Pakistan’s top leadership including Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Dr. Arif Alvi. Prime Minister Imran Khan and

Renowned poet Amjad Islam Amjad receives Turkish award

ISLAMABAD:  Noted Pakistani writer and poet Amjad Islam Amjad received the prestigious ‘Necip Fazil International Culture & Art Award’ during a ceremony held in Istanbul on Saturday evening. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vice President Fuat Oktay, Culture & Tourism

FM praises Turkish President Erdogan over Kashmir stance

ISTANBUL: Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi met the Turkish President Recep Tayyab Erdogan at the sidelines of the Heart of Asia Conference in Istanbul. The two discussed the bilateral relations between the countries and current situation faced by

PM asks PTV to air Turkish drama ‘Ertugrul’ in Urdu

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) to air famous fiction Turkish series “Dirilis: Ertugrul” in Urdu. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Media Affairs Iftikhar Durrani taking to social networking website Twitter said