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Flavors of Turkish cuisine bring together Pakistani politicians and officials

KARACHI: The flavor and variety of traditional Turkish cuisine attracted top Pakistani government officials, politicians, businessmen, educators, and journalists to celebrate Turkish Breakfast Day in Karachi on Saturday.

A lavish feast was showcased at the Turkish Consulate, part of an event series designed to introduce the cherished Turkish breakfast tradition to a global audience. This tradition also aligns with the UNESCO-designated annual World Breakfast Day, celebrated on the first Sunday in June.

Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister of Sindh province, of which Karachi is the capital, was the chief guest at the event. Other notable attendees included Federal Minister Makhdoom Mehboob Zaman, Prime Minister’s Advisor Feroze Alam Shah, Karachi Port Trust Chairman Syed Syedain Raza, Higher Education Commission Sindh Chairman Tariq Rafi, Trade Development Authority Pakistan Chairman Zubair Motiwala, and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) Karachi Coordinator Halil Ibrahim Basaran.

Guests were treated to an array of traditional Turkish dishes, including su boregi (pastry with feta cheese filling), sucuklu yumurta (eggs with sausage), salami, menemen (scrambled eggs with cottage cheese), simit (sesame bread rings), and pogaca (buns stuffed with cottage cheese), accompanied by Turkish tea.

Speaking at the gathering, Turkish Consul General Cemal Sangu explained that the annual event aims to bring together the people of the two brotherly nations and introduce Pakistanis to the rich tapestry of Turkish culture and cuisine.

He emphasized that such events symbolize the unity and brotherhood between Turkey and Pakistan, saying, “It shows our love and sentiments for you.”

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