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Turkish president expresses unwavering support for Kashmir cause, earns Pakistan’s appreciation

  • Turkey’s unwavering support remains a source of strength for the Kashmiris in their legitimate struggle for self-determination," the PM said.
23 Sep 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan has thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for raising the issue of Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) at the United Nations General Assembly.

In a tweet on Wednesday, the PM shared the Turkish president's speech and said that he is deeply appreciative of him once again raising his voice for the Kashmiri people.

"Turkey’s unwavering support remains a source of strength for the Kashmiris in their legitimate struggle for self-determination," the PM tweeted.

In his address on Tuesday, Erdogan said that the Kashmir conflict which is also key to the stability and peace South Asia is still a burning issue. He continued that steps taken following the abolition of the special status of IoK further complicated the problem.

"We are in favour of solving this issue through dialogue, within the framework of the United Nations resolutions and especially in line with the expectations of the people of Kashmir,” the president said.

Following his speech, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti took to Twitter and said that the Turkish president's speech constitutes 'gross interference in India’s internal affairs and are completely unacceptable'.