Kashmiris suffering due to Indo-Pak tensions: Erdogan

Addressing a joint press conference, the Turkish President told the media that during his one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Sharif they talked about the situation in Kashmir.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published:November 17, 2016 7:38 pm
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said the suffering of Kashmiris due to escalating Indo-Pak tensions “can no longer be ignored” as he called on the two countries to resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue. Erdogan, who arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday, made the remarks after he held detailed talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Addressing a joint press conference, the Turkish President told the media that during his one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Sharif they talked about the situation in Kashmir.

“Our brothers and sisters in Kashmir are suffering because of escalating tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) and Kashmir, which can no longer be ignored,” Erdogan said. He stressed on the importance of dialogue to address the thorny issue. “The Kashmir issue needs to find a resolution for itself following a dialogue between Pakistan and India,” Erdogan said.

He thanked Pakistan for siding with Turkey’s elected government during a failed coup bid earlier this year. “Soon after the failed coup attempt in Turkey, I received a phone call from President Mamnoon Hussain and we discussed a possible response to the development,” he said.

Erdogan also lambasted what his government has termed the Fethullah Terror Organisation (Feto) for allegedly supporting the coup and said it was a threat to other countries. “We are in the process of warning all of our friends and countries (against Feto) across the globe with whom we have solidarity,” he said. Erdogan also welcomed Pakistan’s decision to expel dozens of teachers and staff of Turkish schools in Pakistan which were controlled by Fetullah.

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    Nbalu two
    Nov 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm
    Erdogan is not able to give kurdhistan so no moral right to claim Kashmir with nawas sherf.real hipocrecy.
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      Ayushi Ch
      Nov 18, 2016 at 4:54 am
      Forgotten godhraa?
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        Ayushi Ch
        Nov 17, 2016 at 3:20 pm
        We are concerned for Kurds being tortured by erdogan and all basher regime hope you two with syrian Kurd forces will be resolving the issue very soon
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          Narsimharao Bandaru
          Nov 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm
          Please take all those Kashmiris who are suffering to Turkey if they are willing to come.Erdogan should not open his trap with so much happening in his own country and around.We can't expect much from a country which is pro stan on religious background.
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            ghafoor latif
            Nov 18, 2016 at 1:37 am
            Isolated stan?
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              Shyam
              Nov 17, 2016 at 3:29 pm
              And why are Turkey people suffering. Look who is talking. The reason is same. Most of the muslim community is not comfortable sharing thier land with anyone. From Arab, Iran, Turkey, Syria, stan they just fight and kill each other. Kashmiris are no different. In all muslim countries they kill minority, Kashmiri killed pundits.
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                Shyam
                Nov 17, 2016 at 3:34 pm
                Very nice language. Your mother/father who taught it.
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                  Ray Rao
                  Nov 17, 2016 at 9:42 pm
                  ERDOGAN IS A DICTATOR TERRORIZING TURKISH PEOPLE; PAK IS A MAJOR EXPORTER OF TERRORISM GLOBALLY. BOTH PERFECT TOGETHER.
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                    ram
                    Nov 17, 2016 at 4:51 pm
                    Saying those who are bombing their own people in Kurdistan....Nexus of ISIS and Turkey is well known and India must take appropriate action against these wahabi states.
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                      Jaijawan Jaikisan
                      Nov 17, 2016 at 3:47 pm
                      This fellow is known for crushing opposition press and freedom. lt;br/gt; giving lectures.
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                        Vns
                        Nov 17, 2016 at 2:14 pm
                        Erdogan interfering in India's internal matters ? Turkey better be asked to keep quite. Stupid arrogant leader of stupidlt;br/gt;Arrogant Muslims
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                          Augustus
                          Nov 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm
                          C.hootya I will Nick you
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                            Augustus
                            Nov 17, 2016 at 3:04 pm
                            SOB, who is your father? Is it V or N or S, mother f.ucker how many fathers your mom can do?
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                              Augustus
                              Nov 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm
                              We are also very much worried about our brothers and sisters in Kurdish area occupied by Turkey, in fact we support their freedom from Turkey
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                                Augustus
                                Nov 17, 2016 at 4:46 pm
                                Your mother taught me
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