Turkey's Top Cultural Award for Amjad Islam Amjad
Ankara: Renowned Pakistani poet, Amjad Islam Amjad, was awarded the top cultural award by the Turkish government.
The statement by the Pakistani embassy in the Turkish capital states that the renowned poet, Amjad Islam Amjad, received Turkey's Cultural Award.
According to the statement, Naseeb Fazil, the international cultural, art award given by the Turkish government handed over to Amjad-ul-Islam Amjad, attended by high officials including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Addressing the ceremony, the Turkish President said that Amjad-ul-Islam Amjad is one of the leading poets of modern Urdu literature and the leading poet of Pakistan, Pakistan is a very dear and close friend of Turkey.
He said that Pakistan and Turkey share similar interests, relations between the two countries are based on mutual trust, solidarity and sincerity.
On this occasion Amjad Islam Amjad said that Turkey is close to the heart of every Pakistani, thanking the Turkish brothers wholeheartedly for the high cultural award.