ISLAMABAD   -   On the occasion of the Victory Day of the Republic of Turkiye (August30, Zafer Bayrami), the government and the people of Pakistan yesterday reaffirm their abiding solidarity and unflinching support for the brotherly people and the government of Turkiye.

This day, a hundred years ago, the great Turk­ish nation secured the ultimate victory by defeat­ing foreign occupation and imperialism. Unyield­ing determination, courage and unity exhibited by the Turkish nation laid the foundation of Turkiye’s liberation, independence and national sovereignty, said a foreign ministry statement.

“On this occasion, we pay special tribute to the great Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who inspired and led his compatriots to one of the most brilliant victo­ries in the world history,” it said. In their heroic struggle against the foreign occupation through the War of Independence, the valiant Turkish na­tion was wholeheartedly supported by the Mus­lims of South Asia, it added.