Turkish historical series Diriliş: Ertuğrul continues to make waves in Pakistan, with fans tuning in to the watch the show in Urdu on PTV regularly.
Pakistan’s renowned singer and musician Hadiqa Kiani paid an upscale tribute to the series and therefore the people of Turkey by “remastering Turkish song Sen Ağlama“. Kiani had earlier sung it at the AKM opera in 2005. The Atatürk Cultural Center (Atatürk Kültür Merkezi in Turkish), better referred to as AKM, may be a cultural centre in Istanbul.
In a statement, the singer’s team said: “The love between Turkey and Pakistan is unlike the love of the other country. Hadiqa Kiani’s maternal ancestors are from İzmir, Turkey and she or he has had an affinity for the country since her childhood.”
“As a toddler prodigy, Kiani represented Pakistan within the International Children’s Festival in Turkey and as an adult in 2005 she returned to the good country to once more represent Pakistan at the long-lasting Atatürk Cultural Center and opera ,” it added. “The biggest surprise for the audience was said to be when Kiani sang Sen Ağlama (Turkish song of Living Legend Sezen Aksu) to a ovation from the audience. She told the audience that as Turkey stood beside Pakistan in good and bad times, she wanted to convey the love of Pakistani people for the Turks.”