Turkish President Abdullah Gul was given a formal welcome at an impressive ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr here on Wednesday. Turkish president Gul was received by President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on his arrival. President Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani and President Gul stood in honour at the dais as the national anthems of Turkey and Pakistan were played. A smartly turned out contingent of armed forces presented a guard of honour and salute to the dignitary, who along with President Zardari reviewed the parade. The Turkish president was introduced with the cabinet members and the three services chiefs. Turkish president Abdullah Gul who arrived in the capital on Tuesday, is on a four-day official visit and will hold bilateral talks with the countrys leadership during his stay.