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 this exhibition in collaboration with the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality and Anadolu Agency as part of Pakistan’s 73rd Independence Day celebrations
Mr Metin Mutanoglu, Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Director-General of Anadolu Agency was the guest of honour at the inauguration ceremony. A large number of Turkish dignitaries, members of Pakistan community and general public attended the opening ceremony.
Addressing the launching ceremony, Metin Mutanoglu said brotherly Pakistan-Turkey are deeply rooted in history. “We consider Pakistan our second home and we learnt Jeevay Pakistan and love for Pakistan since our childhood,” said Metin.
He appreciated holding of the exhibition which will help in promoting our bilateral cultural ties and reaassured his support for more such exhibitions. He also lauded the artistic talent of Turkish photographers for their excellent efforts to introduce Pakistan to Turkey through their photographs.
In his remarks on the occasion, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi stated that Pakistan-Turkey efforts were underway to further promote the excellent political ties and strong economic partnership between Pakistan and Turkey.
The ambassador hoped that by holding the photography exhibition, bilateral cultural collaboration and people-to-people exchanges would be further strengthened. He commended the photographic works on display and said the photographers’ observant eyes had captured remarkable images of Pakistan.
Ambassador Qazi said these exhibits illustrated the natural beauty of Pakistan, vibrancy of its people, and the diversity and richness of its culture.
Both the participating photographers in their remarks termed Pakistan as a ‘heaven for photographers’ with rich culture, beautiful landscape, immense natural beauty and above all hospitable people.
The exhibition consists of 52 photographs featuring the works of photojournalist Metin Aktas, and renowned calligrapher, animator and photographer Ismet Keten.
The exhibition will continue till 20th August at the Metro Sanat Galerisi which is one of the busiest places in Ankara and thousands of people will have the opportunity to visit the weeklong exhibition.