ANKARA (92 News) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has offered cooperation to reduce tension between Pakistan and India.
While addressing to the nation, he said that he also spoke to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Pak-India tension.
The Turkish president said Pakistan has a special place in the hearts of Turkish nation. He said our Pakistani brothers always stood by Turkey in difficult times.
“We can never forget their support in Tehreek-e-Khilafat,” he mentioned.
Erdogan hails PM Imran’s statesman-like offers to India for peace
On Thursday, Turkish
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated Prime Minister Imran Khan on his speech at the joint parliament session and his statesman-like offers to India for de-escalating the situation and working towards peace.
The Turkish president phoned PM Imran Khan and said Islam is a religion of peace that underscores resolving disputes in a peaceful manner.
Erdogan hailed the announcement by the Prime Minister to release the captured Indian Air Force pilot and pointed out that this gesture was a sign of strength.
The premier briefed President Erdogan on the situation as it evolved over the past few days and the efforts he made to de-escalate the crisis. He also referred to the extremely difficult situation in Indian-held Jammu Kashmir and the brutalities inflicted upon the Kashmiri people.
Imran Khan thanked President Erdogan for his constant support for Pakistan and the Kashmiri people.
Both the leaders agreed that President Erdogan’s visit to Pakistan for the Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council meeting would provide opportunity for an in-depth overview of bilateral relations and the way forward.
PM announces to release Indian pilot as goodwill gesture
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan
on Thursday announced to release Indian pilot Abhinandan as goodwill gesture tomorrow.
Giving the policy statement during a joint session of the Parliament on Thursday, he said that Pakistan is a peace-loving country and will take each step for establishing peace.