Turkey supports Pakistan on Kashmir issue, says FM Mevlut Cavusoglu

02 Aug, 2016 3:25 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has on Tuesday said that Turkey completely support Pakistan on Kashmir issue.

The visiting Turkish Foreign Minister hoped that Pakistan will shut down all the educational and cultural institutions running under the Gulen organization because the are a threat to the security of Pakistan and the world.

He thanked the government and people of Pakistan for extending support and expressing solidarity in the wake of attempted coup in Turkey. He expressed pleasure that Pakistani nation and the Parliament expressed full solidarity with Turkey and democracy.

Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey is taking necessary legal measures against coup plotters and the terrorist organization headed by Gullen, adding that the organization has a network of schools, businesses and cultural entities all over the world including Pakistan.

The Turkish FM said that Turkey had been supporting these organizations in the past, as it did not know they were plotting to take over power in Turkey. “Turkey has full cooperation from Pakistan in addressing this problem,” he added.

On the occasion, Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that the people of Turkey have foiled coup against democracy. He reiterated Pakistan’s unequivocal support for a democratic, peaceful and stable Turkey under the dynamic leadership of President Erdogan.

He said the Government as well as people of Pakistan stand in unshakable solidarity with their Turkish brothers and sisters.

The Advisor said Pakistan side expressed condolences over loss of precious lives in the recent incidents of terrorism. He noted with satisfaction that both sides have agreed to continue to tackle the menace of terrorism and defeat the scourge.

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