Malaysian Queen admired Turkish arts and crafts as well as Turkish history and culture.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Anadolu Agency, Malaysian Queen Tunku Azizah Aminah Iskandariah told in an emailed interview "I am an admirer of Turkish arts and crafts as well as Turkish history and culture,"
"I really appreciate rich Turkish embroidery and the regal designs which are used in the Turkish palaces and historical buildings."
Tunku Aziziah also said she is a great fan of Turkish TV series, particularly Kurulus Osman, Dirilis Ertugrul, and 1,001 Nights.
The queen, who was honored with the 2019 Craft Icon of the Year by the World Craft Council, said she "really appreciates rich Turkish embroidery and the regal designs which are used in the Turkish palaces and historical buildings."
"I also adore how distinct Islamic influences are incorporated into Turkish designs, and many may not know about the close historical relationship between the [Malaysia] Johor royal family and the Turkish royal family."
The queen also likes Turkish cuisine and loves watching Turkish cooking videos.
Tunku Azizah is so passionate about Turkish arts and crafts that every year for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, she orders "Turkish products as gifts for family and dignitaries from Prenses Siparis," a Turkish fashion designer.
After coming across a special Turkish-made bag, noting its "beautiful intricate crochet design, I straight away ordered it," she said.
"When I ordered the bag, Gul [the designer] didn't know who I was, even Prenses [another designer] didn't know who I was," Queen Azizah said, referring to two Turkish designers she favors.
She added that she had started planning to visit Turkey multiple times "but haven't yet had the opportunity to do so."
She added: "The design of Turkish palaces and historical buildings and Islamic motifs used in Turkish designs are very eminent."