The Turkish Embassy celebrated the Turkish National day with great splendor at the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey Residence on Prithviraj Road in the Capital. Navtej Singh Sarna, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs was the distinguished Chief Guest for the evening. Several diplomats and dignitaries and social influencers attended the event. A vibrant folk dance performance by the Giresun University Turkish Folk Dance Troupe from Turkey commenced the evening. The dance troupe, presented a very colorful and pulsating show of Turkish folk dances, with authentic costumes and traditional instruments like Kemanche and Tulum and portrayed the nature of the Black Sea region while depicting a love story. However, the showstopper of the evening was a solo performance titled ‘Zeybek Dance’ by Mr. Gökhan Barutçu, the leader of the troupe and the traditional dance show named ‘Horon’, characterized by tense and quick movements which represent the cheerful and dynamic people of the Black Sea Region. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Famous Turkish model Gulcin Karakus was also spotted at the celebrations. Karakus was crowned Miss Galaxy 2010 in Germany and Miss Turkey Tourism Queen of the Year International 2010 in China, followed by the title of Miss Freedom Of The World in 2011. To celebrate the Republic Day of Turkey, a master chef and a chef from the State Guest House of Turkey in Ankara were especially flown down and they dished out delicious Turkish delicacies. The event was a huge success with everyone taking back a little part of Turkey. The event took place on 29 October.