Pak-Turk friendship is thriving in Istanbul and we're living vicariously through the Instagram posts

Updated 26 Feb, 2021 08:36pm

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'You came to meet us in Karachi, so we're here to welcome you to Istanbul,' Ertugrul's Celal Al posted.

With Ertugrul fever in Pakistan as fresh as ever, local celebrities are thriving off some great collaborations and fun-filled travels to Turkey as the two countries talk friendship and entertainment.

The latest pictures to trend on social media are of Imran Abbas with actor Celal Al, who gained popularity for portraying the role of Abdul Rahman Alp in Ertugrul.

"Thank you brother Celal Al for coming over to see me and moreover bringing this Turkish delight. Love you bro!! Long live Pakistan Turkey brotherhood!" the Dil-e-Muztar actor posted.

The Ertugrul star, who was previously blown away by the hospitality of his Pakistani hosts, replied with more even love.

"You came to meet us in Karachi, so we're here to welcome you to Istanbul," he posted in Urdu.

"Hello and welcome all my Muslim brothers who are from India and Pakistan," he captioned the post, posting some wholesome pictures with Humayun Saeed, Sadia Khan, Kashif Ansari, Adnan Siddiqui and Reema Khan — as the team talks production of Turk-Lala, in the capital.

However, this wasn't the first time Abbas was welcomed whole-heartedly in Turkey. Last year, Ertugrul star Cem Ucan, who played Aliyar Bey in the historical drama series, seemed to have bonded with him over a game of pool in Istanbul.

Abbas' visit isn't the only one to commemorate the strong ties shared between popular names from the two entertainment industries.

Previously, Adnan Siddiqui had also visited the tomb of Ertugrul Ghazi, enjoying lunch and exchanging gifts with one of the makers of Erturgrul.

As for us? We're out here vicariously living through their travels.