Wednesday, December 08, 2010

all good mohammedans will flock together

dec 8th, 2010
 
with the newly fundamentalized turkish government, it was only a matter of time before they got chummy with the epicenter of mohammedan terrorism.
 
turkey was secular so long as the army was in power. strange how democracy brings out the worst.
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From: B

 

ZAMAN, DEC 8, 2010

Pakistan, Turkey cement 'fraternity' with strategic dialogue

ANKARA - Pakistan and Turkey, enjoying deeply-rooted ties of friendship, on Tuesday took a step further to institutionalize this relationship through a high-level strategic cooperation council.

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, co-chaired the first meeting of the council during Gilani's official visit to the capital. Gilani said the council meeting was a sign of the special relationship between Ankara and Islamabad, while reiterating a firm political will to improve bilateral ties, while speaking at a ceremony held at the presidential Çankaya Palace ahead of the council's meeting.

At the ceremony, President Abdullah Gül bestowed the Order of the Republic Medal upon Gilani in recognition of his contribution to "ever-growing" bilateral relations between the two countries.

Gilani has been displaying exemplary leadership and statesmanship under extremely difficult conditions in an extremely important region, Gül said at the ceremony. Gilani's efforts are important for regional and global peace as well as for cementing fraternal ties between Pakistan and Turkey, he said.

Recalling that during a visit to Pakistan in early April, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari had conferred the Nishan-e-Pakistan award on him, Gül described both the award and the medal bestowed upon Gilani as "a strong symbol of eternal, everlasting and unwavering fraternal relationship between our countries and our peoples."

Turkey and Pakistan currently enjoy good relations and both countries display strong support for each other in international platforms. Turkey has always been swift in addressing the problems of Pakistan, which generally arise from natural disasters. "Receiving this medal will have a special place in my memories, and it will also symbolize the unique relations between the peoples of the two countries," Gilani said. "Viva Pakistan-Turkey friendship," he said, while concluding his speech.

5 comments:

san said...

As you know, the Saudis have been screwing us for a longtime, as the biggest foreign supporters of Pak Army rule. India has countered thru relations with Iran, however this only allows for a spiraling escalation without any useful end for us.

Turkey, while it may be increasingly Islamist, is nevertheless a natural rival to Saudi/Arab fundamentalist power. If the Turks can displace Saudi influence, I say it's a good thing, because Turkish bitterness against army rule (secular though it was) can influence Pak society to throw off army rule there. This can only be good for us.

Besides, the more various poles of Islamic power are fighting each other, the less time they have to harass us.

slim_shady said...

Meanwhile, India approves the Al Jazeeras of the world to broadcast on Indian television. Amazing.

Raghu said...

@ San:

Birds of a feather...

Wikileaks just informed us of Turkey keeping India out on Afghanistan and still we dream on.

The ummah only looks out for its' members.

Raghu said...

@ San:

Birds of a feather...

Wikileaks just informed us of Turkey keeping India out on Afghanistan and still we dream on.

The ummah only looks out for its' members.

san said...

Raghu,

Okay, fair enuf - I was simply saying that we need to keep an eye out for opportunities to improve out strategic situation.