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Turkish agency launches tree plantation in Pakistan to honour failed coup martyrs

A state-run Turkish aid agency planted hundreds of tree samplings at a community park in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi to honour the people who sacrificed their lives to foil the so-called coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016.

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) planted over 250 samplings at a park located in Karachi’s southern district at a ceremony attended by the local and Turkish community members, girl and boy scouts, and media professionals, to honour as many martyrs of July 15.
The ceremony began with a recitation from the Quran by a visually impaired boy scout followed by Turkish and Pakistani national anthems.

A “moment of silence” was also observed.

Addressing the ceremony, Vice Consul General Oguz Kozanli said the martyrs of July 15 charted a new page in Turkey’s history with their blood, which will always be remembered.

He said the people and the security forces of Turkey stood united and saved democracy in 2016, with their unwavering resolve and unyielding commitment.