Syed Shakeel H Gillani
The Prime Minister of Pakistan desired to watch next drama serial based on Theosophy and Sufism of Turkish Dervesh (Theosophist) namely YunusEmre as the Turkish drama “Ertughral Ghazi” is being telecast by PTV, receiving high appreciation, in future joint venture between PTV, PBC and TRT can also be paved the way for production mutually in the field of Radio Broadcasting as well. More than 4 Million people have watched uptill, while the number of viewers on PTV Home and YouTube channel increasing and this was the top trend on Twitter for five consecutive hours that day. Turkish plays have been performed in Pakistan with Urdu translation and dubbing, but this is the unique popularity of “Ertughral Ghazi”. Government of Pakistan must plan to establish Pakistani Cultural Center in Turkey to promote Urdu language and introduce our culture as the Turkey is the only country who always Euphonically pleaded for Pakistan everywhere in the world weather it is the forum of UNO or OIC and also presented the case of Kashmir loudly to support the cause on humanitarian, social and moral grounds.
This drama can be trend setter in Pakistan to promote Turkish language and increasing rapidly a large number of students turn to learn Turkish at the National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad (NUML), Government College University Lahore (GCU), University of The Punjab (PU) and YunusEmre Turkish Cultural Centre Lahore(TCCL). The first YunusEmre Turkish Cultural Centre was established here at Lahore/Pakistan in January, 2017 under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of Turkey to introduce Turkish Culture, tradition and rights also to break the language barrier between two brotherly countries Turkey and Pakistan, to understand each other closely. The role of YunusEmre Turkish Cultural Centre is really integral and un-avoidable between two brave and egoistic countries to strengthen each other among the sophisticated communities of the world to accelerate the peace and harmony with moral, trade and value able support.
YunusEmre Institutes are offering their professional services more than 58 countries in the world to promote Turkish language, culture and heritage specially focusing on teaching, tourism and artistic activities. A large number of tourists from different countries of the world visit every year Turkey to see the historical places, background and explore opportunities for business and trade as they are always fascinated by the beauty of different cities of Turkey as well. In a very short span of time YunusEmre Turkish Cultural Centre contributed lot of and arranged mega cultural activities based on Turkish Art, Turga, Puppet show, Sufi Night etc including Celebrations of national day of Turkey and Commemoration of Martyred of the July 15th and many others particularly painting in a local school before the fall of Corona virus in Pakistan. Pertinent to mention the dedicated and devotional services of the President of YunusEmre Institute Prof DrŞerefAteş and efforts of UlaşErtaş, Director YEE are tremendous.
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