On the 96th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, held at the Fairmont Ballroom in Makati City last 29 October, Her Excellency Artemiz Sumer welcomed dignitaries and special guests in a celebration of goodwill and stronger ties and a push for more development in the tourism arena.
The ambassador of Turkey to the Philippines said the aim is 75,000 tourist arrivals in 2020.
Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin also gave a speech highlighting the beneficial relations between Turkey and the Philippines.
Seen during the well-attended event were Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar, former senator Nikki Coseteng society columnist Johnny Litton.
Photos by David John Cubangbang