Turkish actress Konul Nagiyeva, who played fierce Mongol warrior Alangoya in the fourth season of Dirilis Ertugrul, thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for voicing unequivocal support Azerbaijan in its ongoing conflict with Armenia in an interview to Dawn Images on Monday.
Nagiyeva, is of Azerbaijan descent and played the sister of Mongol military commander Noyan, in the fourth season of the globally-acclaimed series, Dirilis Ertugrul.
“I want to thank the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for the support that he has been extending to my country Azerbaijan. I am generally someone who ignores politics. Still, the ongoing war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region is harrowing and I am hoping that we get justice soon. I am not someone who likes war but there are times when there is so much injustice that there can’t be any peace,” said Nagiyeva.
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In her virtual interview with the Pakistani publication, the Turkish actress drew a comparison between the character Alangoya and herself. “At that young age, I hated how the Armenians were massacring my people. But we can either choose to live in a state of war or make peace and I have always preferred to be peaceful. Alangoya, on the other hand, chose war. I don’t know what her childhood was like,” said Nagiyeva.
Konul Nagiyeva: Would Love to visit Pakistan
Nagiyeva voiced her wish to visit Pakistan soon. She said that she was amazed to hear about the exceptional success of the series Dirilis Ertugrul in Pakistan.
“My agent called me and asked me if I knew that people were searching for my name in Pakistan. I was surprised. Why would they be searching my name there?” she said, expressing her desire to visit the South Asian country in the future.
I would love to visit Pakistan, she says, adding: “Earlier, my knowledge of Pakistan was restricted to what I knew from Wikipedia; that Pakistan and Azerbaijan supported each other, the capital was Islamabad and the languages spoken were Urdu and English. Now, however, I want to know so much more about this country.”
After watching the series, Pakistani fans thronged her social media and commented on her posts. “I have never been very active on social media and even then, so many Pakistanis have been taking out the time to write their comments to me, on Instagram,” Konul reveals. “I can only imagine the way the other actors, who played the main leads in Ertugrul and are active on Instagram, must be experiencing their newfound Pakistani popularity,” Nagiyeva said in conclusion of her interview.
GVS News Desk