Marhaba Erdogan becomes top trend on Twitter

By Atta Ur Rehman Khan - Web Editor & Columnist

14th February, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached Pakistan yesterday (Feb 13) on a two day official visit. Prime Minister Imran Khan received the President on Noor Khan Airbase.

Ahead of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s arrival to the Pakistani capital Islamabad for his two-day official visit, “#Marhaba Erdogan” has become a top Twitter trend on Thursday in the country.

According to the details, Also #WelcomeErdoganToPakistan remained a top trend on the microblogging and social networking platforms in the country.

Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s former envoy to the UN, in her welcoming message on Twitter said: “As Pakistan prepares to welcome President Erdogan of Turkey to Islamabad, this #Throwback is to Sept 2019 when we organised a high level dialogue on Hate Speech, with Turkey as co host, on the sidelines of UNGA where both leaders spoke out on Islamophobia.”

A Twitter user Waqar Ali referred to Turkey’s support to Pakistan on Kashmir said: “How can we forget the love and friendship of @RTErdogan when he stood with Pakistan about the issue of Kashmir. Love you turkey Love you Erdogan.”

“There is no denying that the relationship between Turkey and Pakistan is like between two blood brothers. It is pure and free from greed and interest,” said Sami Ullah, another Pakistani who posted a photo of Erdogan and Imran Khan on Twitter.

Pakistani artists are also busy paying tributes to Erdogan. Some have painted life-size portraits of Erdogan.


Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Mustafa Yurdakul thanked to Pakistani social media users for making Erdogan’s visit a top trend.

PM Imran, President of Turkey Erdogan hold Joint Press Conference

Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed a joint press conference in Islamabad.

According to the details, the press conference held after the two countries signed memorandums of understandings (MoUs) for cooperation in various areas.

During the press conference Prime Minister Imran felicitated President of Turkey Erdogan for speaking up to raise the Kashmir issue.

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