A Photography Exhibition titled “Colours of Pakistan and Turkey –Through the Lens” was launched on Tuesday at Ankara’s prestigious art gallery. The Embassy of Pakistan has organized the exhibition in collaboration with Yunus Emre Institute, as part of Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations. The Exhibition features the works of Pakistan’s leading photographers Gulraiz Ghouri and Faisal Rauf.
A large number of Turkish dignitaries including Member Parliament and Chairman of Turkey-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group in Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) Mr. Muhammet Balta, Member Parliament and President of Pakistan-Turkey Cultural Association Mr. Burhan Kayaturk, senior Turkish officials, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of Pakistani community and other guests attended the opening ceremony.
President of Yunus Emre Institute Prof. Dr. ªeref Ateº, while addressing the guests, expressed his delight at co-hosting the event, terming it as a ‘meaningful exhibition for art lovers in Ankara.’ Praising the work of the photogrtaphers, he noted that they had highlighted rich cultural connection between Pakistan and Turkey through their photographs. He added that the Yunus Emre Institute would soon open a cultural center in Pakistan that will help promote Turkish language, culture and art.