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Turkish President Erdogan raises Kashmir issue in UN speech

Tayyip Erdogan

NEW YORK: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan raised the issue of current situation in occupied Kashmir in the United Nations on Tuesday.

In his speech before the UN, he said that the stability and prosperity of South Asia can not be separated from the Kashmir issue.

According to Turkish news agency Anadolu, Erdogan said that despite the UN resolutions eight million people are stuck in occupied Kashmir.

He said that for a safe future it is imperative that to solve the issue of the occupied valley through dialogue than conflict.

Erdogan said that the 72-year-old Kashmir issue should be resolved through dialogue on the basis of justice and equity.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York and discussed with him bilateral relations and the latest situation since India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5th August to alter the disputed status of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Recalling his visit to Turkey in January 2019, the Prime Minister expressed satisfaction that Pakistan-Turkey bilateral relations had transformed into a mutually beneficial strategic partnership, a statement issued by the PM Office here Tuesday said.

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