A SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF PAKTURK RELATIONSHIP (A CONTENT ANALYSIS)
Keywords:Turkey, Pakistan, Relationship, Islam, Cooperation.
The purpose of this article is to depict and evaluate the ties between Pakistan and Turkey. History frequently plays deciding role in the relationship between nation-states. On an international chessboard, there are no permanent allies, neither permanent enemies, just perpetual interests. Relations between the two countries date back generations before the establishment of the two states, more specifically during the Turkish War of Independence, when Muslims from the northwestern British Raj sent financial assistance to the declining Ottoman Empire, which was followed by the formation of the Turkish Republic and the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Additionally, the two nations have historical Islamic connections since Muslims residing under the British Raj saw the Ottoman Sultan as their Caliph, and the Caliph of Islam and all Muslims regarded the Ottoman Sultan as their Caliph. Pakistan and Pakistanis have, as a consequence, had a favorable image in Turkey and among Turks for many decades. Pakistan and Pakistanis Since their founding in the early 19th century, Pakistan and Turkey have maintained strong cultural, historical, and military connections, which are now developing into deeper economic ties as both nations strive to build their own economies.Pakistan's ties with Turkey are founded on two fundamental elements history and religion. Islam as a shared religion served in the past as a key component in the ties of two nations. However, in this article, we shall examine the development of ties, bilateral trade, and a shared strategy on international problems and military relations as well. This study also examines the connections between the two Muslim strong states.