By Tugcenur Yılmaz
ANKARA (AA) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday released a congratulatory message commemorating Pakistan’s national day.
“On behalf of me and the Turkish people, I congratulate the brotherly Pakistani people on the occasion of the Pakistan National Day,” Erdogan said on Twitter.
He also shared an image containing the message as well as flags of the two nations.
Pakistan Day commemorates the passage of the Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, during the All-India Muslim League meeting at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore, in which the Muslim leaders of the sub-continent set the agenda of a separate homeland for Muslims.
On March 23, 1956, the country also adopted its first constitution, making Pakistan the world's first Islamic republic.
* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz