However India’s objection, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday raked up the Kashmir concern in Pakistan Parliament, vowing that Ankara will assist Pakistan’s stand. On an official go to to Pakistan, Mr. Erdogan mentioned that Turkey will again Pakistan in its efforts to come out of the “grey list” of the Monetary Motion Job Drive (FATF).
“I also want to emphasise that we will give support to Pakistan which is subject to political pressure in the Financial Action Task Force meetings,” he mentioned on the upcoming assembly of the anti-terror financing watchdog.
Voicing his nation’s assist to Pakistan’s stand on the Kashmir concern, he mentioned it may be resolved not by means of battle or oppression however on the idea of justice and equity.
“Our Kashmiri brothers and sisters have suffered from inconveniences for decades and these sufferings have become graver due to unilateral steps taken in recent times,” Mr. Erdogan mentioned, apparently referring to India revoking the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir in August final yr.
“Immediately, the difficulty of Kashmir is as near us as it’s to you (Pakistanis).
“Such an answer (on the idea of justice and equity) will serve the pursuits of all events involved. Turkey will proceed to face by justice, peace and dialogue within the decision of the Kashmir concern,” the president mentioned.
The Turkish President, in his tackle, likened the “struggle” of the Kashmiris with that of his nation within the World Struggle I in opposition to overseas domination.
Drawing comparability with the battle of Gallipoli which was fought in Turkey between the Allied Powers and the Ottoman Empire through which over two lakh troops had been killed on the either side, Mr. Erdogan mentioned “there isn’t a distinction between Gallipoli and Kashmir“.
“Turkey will proceed to boost its voice in opposition to the oppression,” he advised Pakistani lawmakers in his tackle to the Nationwide Meeting and Senate, which was his file fourth tackle to the Pakistani Parliament over time.
In September final yr, Erdogan raised the Kashmir concern throughout his tackle on the United Nations Common Meeting.
India rejects feedback
Reacting to his remarks within the UN, India mentioned it “deeply regrets” the assertion of Turkey on the Kashmir concern, and termed it an inside matter.
Exterior Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar known as upon Turkey to have a correct understanding of the scenario in Kashmir earlier than making additional feedback.
India revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing on August 5. Reacting to India’s transfer, Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi and expelled the Indian Excessive Commissioner.
India has at all times maintained that Jammu and Kashmir is its integral half and dominated out any third occasion mediation, together with both from the UN or the US, saying it’s a bilateral concern with Pakistan.