Turkish FM to hold talks in Pakistan after failed coup

Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is scheduled to hold talks with Pakistani leaders on Tuesday in Islamabad on the situation arising out of the failed July 16 coup in Turkey, officials said.

Officials said the Turkish foreign minister is leading a high-level delegation in his day-long visit and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and hold formal talks with Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Turkish foreign minister will also hold meetings with several other ministers to discuss matters of bilateral cooperation and regional and international issues.

Cavusoglu told the Pakistani state media on his arrival that bilateral relations and regional developments between Pakistan and Turkey will be on the agenda during his visit.

Pakistan was among the countries which had condemned the attempted coup and had announced support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At least 246 people were killed in clashes during the attempt.



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