Turkish embassy marks 96th anniversary of country’s National Day

On the occasion of the 96th anniversary of Turkey’s National Day, Ambassador of Turkey to Kuwait H.E. Ayse Hilal hosted a reception on 29 October.

Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri was the chief guest on the occasion, which was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, special invitees and media personnel.

In her address to the gathering, Turkish Ambassador H.E. Ayse Hilal pointed out that 29 October, 1923, was a fundamental turning point in Turkish history.  She said, “On this date, our heroic nation faced challenging conditions that started under the leadership of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the national sovereignty was established. The foundations of a modern nation-state were laid with its institutions and organizations.”

She noted that in the intervening 96 years, Turkey’s democratic and secular structure, economic and political has been growing to become a respectable country in its region and beyond with its independence.

She praised Turkey’s struggle with perseverance and determination against all kinds of threats and dangers to its presence.

On the relationship between Kuwait, and Turkey, the Turkish Ambassador Hilal pointed out, “The relationship between the two countries depends on strong ties, particularly between the people and leaders, as well as historical and cultural ties.”

“Turkey will continue to fully support the sovereignty, freedom and territorial integrity of Kuwait,” she said. “We see the stability and security of Kuwait as our own.”

She pointed to the importance of raising the level of economic relations between Turkey and Kuwait, calling on businessmen of the two countries to show more efforts to contribute to building the future that the parties want.

The Turkish Ambassador also read the speech of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the country’s National Day.

Speaking to media on the sidelines of the function, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri emphasized the keenness on coordination between the Kuwaiti and Turkish governments on several issues, mainly joint relief projects.

Minister Al-Jabri added that coordination and consultation between the two sides include all vital domains, mainly the humanitarian ones.

Describing the Kuwaiti-Turkish ties as deep-rooted, he noted that they are supported by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Kuwaiti minister extolled the relations between the two countries, and emphasized that they are growing particularly in the commercial, economic and cultural fields. He went on to mention Kuwait’s relief campaigns and programs continue in Turkey, as food and financial assistance are provided to the Syrian refugees living in Turkey. Kuwaiti-funded schools and towns are constructed in Turkey to accommodate the needy. Kuwait’s humanitarian acts in Turkey also cover surgical operations and medications offered to poor people.