Turkey backs Pakistan on Kashmir issue

Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Turkey on Tuesday voiced support for Pakistan’s demand to send an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) team to Jammu and Kashmir to probe “human rights violations”.

Visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, addressing a joint presser with Pakistan’s foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz, also hoped that the Kashmir issue would be resolved through dialogue.

“Turkey fully supports Pakistan’s position on Jammu and Kashmir,” Cavusoglu said.

Cavusoglu said Turkey is an active member of the OIC Contact Group of Kashmir and attends its meeting.

“I would like to ask the Secretary General of the OIC to mobilise the Contact Group and send an observer mission. We believe this issue (Kashmir) can be solved through dialogue,” he said.

Widespread protests in Jammu and Kashmir following the July 8 killing of militant commander Burhan Wani has claimed over 50 lives and injured more than 3,000 people.



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