Prime minister extends greetings to Turkey on 98th Republic Day

ISLAMABAD, Oct 29 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday extended his felicitation to the government and people of Turkey celebrating Republic Day on the day.

On October 29, 1923, republic’s founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk officially declared the name of the nation and proclaimed the country’s status as a republic. Following a vote in the Grand National Assembly, Atatürk was elected the first president of the Republic of Turkey by unanimous vote. Since then, Turkey has celebrated Republic Day on October 29 annually.

“Warm felicitations to brotherly govt & (people) of Turkey on 98th Republic Day,” the prime minister said on Twitter.

He said the bonds between the two peoples were forged centuries ago. Firmly anchored in common faith, shared history and culture, both the countries continued to transform their long-standing ties into strategic partnership.

“Long live Pakistan-Turkey friendship,” the prime minister said.