Yes, strange for you, though it's true. Maybe Pakistani don't even know this either. Turks have strange kind of love for Pakistan. I used to have two good Turk friends in Karachi University. Every year many Arabs, Turks and Persian students come Pakistan for higher studies.
Some says its cheep to study here. Some says its easy to get degree (They are C grade student in their home land) But Turk students reason is always Pakistan için aşk ( Love for Pakistan). We ate together. Especially at the month of Ramadan we had so many Eftar parties. Making assignments, doing projects .....aha those were days.
Not only this, they have shown their love and generosity all the time____whether it was flood, earthquake or any other disaster, they are always first to help us. It was a heart touching moment when in 2010, a 9-year old Turk girl gave her doll and one year pocket money of 150 Turkish liras for flood victim. She also send a letter along with her love in Turkish .
" I will go on sending my help. Don’t hesitate, we are your best friend. I send you one-year pocket money and my doll. My daddy told me that you helped us a lot during our war of independence. So now it is our turn to help you. I write this letter because I want you to know that we are all informed about this”
Her name is Merve Tekinay. Interesting thing, Merve is a Sindhi Pakistani name. And my national language Urdu is a Turkce word which means Lashker..Army. There are so many Turkce words in Urdu tough its a different language.
Not only that they have establish so many Pak Turk schools and collages in various part of Pakistan. I am not gonna bore you with diplomatic talk.
So this love and friendship is not because enemy of my enemy is my friend(China) or friend for benefits (USA) type friendship, or just cause we are neighbors or something( Iran). We are no neighbors. We don't even understand each other languages. Our culture is different.
Just once at the time of their independence ( 1919–1924 )our few elders fought for them. Our women sold their gold jewelry and donated and they still remebr this.
These days Turk PM is in Pakistan. He addressed joint sitting of the Parliament.
He has an honor for addressing twice.
Pak Turk dosti shad rahey bad rahey ...Amen.