PM Shehbaz to attend Turkish President Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif photographed with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan upon the formers accomplishment  astatine  the Turkish Presidency successful  Ankara. — Twitter/Govt of Pakistan/File Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif photographed with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan upon the former's accomplishment astatine the Turkish Presidency successful Ankara. — Twitter/Govt of Pakistan/File
  • PM Shehbaz visiting Ankara astatine President Erdogan's invitation.
  • PM to invitation president to be for 7th HLSCC gathering successful Islamabad.
  • Sources accidental Premier Shehbaz Sharif to depart for Turkey tomorrow. 

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif volition permission for Turkey time (Friday) to be Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inauguration which is scheduled to instrumentality spot connected June 3 (Saturday).

As per the Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson, the premier is visiting Ankara astatine the invitation of President Erdogan. He volition congratulate the president of Turkey connected his predetermination triumph connected behalf of the authorities and radical of Pakistan

“The premier minister’s sojourn volition beryllium a reaffirmation of the deep-rooted fraternal ties betwixt Pakistan and Turkey,” the spokesperson added.

During the visit, PM Shehbaz volition besides widen an invitation to President Erdogan to be the 7th Meeting of the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) successful Islamabad.

“Pakistan-Turkey narration is profoundly embedded successful commonalities of faith, civilization and history, and strengthened by communal spot and convergence of views connected determination and planetary matters. Frequent enactment level exchanges are a defining diagnostic of the eternal bonds of relationship betwixt the 2 countries,” the spokesperson further said.

The FO connection was unclear arsenic to however agelong the PM’s travel would beryllium but sources told Geo News that the travel volition beryllium 2 days long. They besides shared that the premier volition depart from Islamabad tomorrow.

The PM made his maiden travel to Turkey successful June 2022 for a three-day trip. He took a 2nd travel to the state successful November of past year.

The past travel the premier curate took to Ankara was successful February of this twelvemonth erstwhile helium went to the state to explicit solidarity with the radical of Turkey pursuing the monolithic earthquake that claimed much than 36,000 lives and near the state reeling.

This volition beryllium the 4th travel to Turkey by PM Shehbaz ever since helium took complaint of the country.

President Erdogan prevails successful predetermination test 

last week, President Erdogan extended his 2 decades successful powerfulness successful elections, winning a mandate to prosecute progressively authoritarian policies which person polarised Turkey and strengthened its presumption arsenic a determination subject power.

His challenger, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, called it "the astir unfair predetermination successful years" but did not quality the outcome.

Official results showed Kilicdaroglu won 47.9% of the votes to Erdogan's 52.1%, pointing to a profoundly divided nation.

The predetermination had been seen arsenic 1 of the astir consequential yet for Turkey, with the absorption believing it had a beardown accidental of unseating Erdogan and reversing his policies aft his popularity was deed by a cost-of-living crisis.

Instead, triumph reinforced his representation of invincibility, aft helium had already redrawn domestic, economic, information and overseas argumentation successful the NATO subordinate state of 85 cardinal people.

The imaginable of 5 much years of his regularisation was a large stroke to opponents who accused him of undermining ideology arsenic helium amassed ever much powerfulness — a complaint helium denies.

In a triumph code successful Ankara, Erdogan pledged to permission each disputes down and unite down nationalist values and dreams but past switched gears, lashing retired astatine the absorption and accusing Kilicdaroglu of siding with terrorists without providing evidence.

He said releasing erstwhile pro-Kurdish enactment person Selahattin Demirtas, whom helium branded a "terrorist," would not beryllium imaginable nether his governance.

Erdogan said ostentation was Turkey's astir urgent issue.

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