ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that the sufferings of people of Kashmir and the escalations along Line of Control (LoC) can no longer be ignored.
The Turkish President said this while addressing a a joint press conference with Pakistan Prime Minister in Islamabad after a one-on-one meeting, Express Tribune reported.
“Our brother and sisters in Kashmir are suffering because of the escalating tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) and Kashmir, which can no longer be ignored,” Erdogan was quoted as saying in the report.
According to Dawn News, Erdogan said that a close eye is being kept “on tensions along LoC and loss of life there.”
He said that through dialogue between Pakistan and India, “keeping in mind UN resolution and demands of brothers and sisters in Kashmir, a resolution in Kashmir can be reached.”
“The Kashmir issue, which we follow carefully and could not have been solved for almost 70 years, continues to hurt our conscience. The latest developments in Kashmir once again demonstrated the importance and the urgency of the solution of this problem,” he said.
“We are deeply concerned about the increase of the tension. The international community should exert further efforts in order to solve this issue which has political and humanitarian dimensions, according to justice and law.”
Erdogan called on Pakistan and India to take into consideration the demands of the Kashmiri people and find a solution to the issue through direct dialogue.
“Turkey stands ready to make any effort possible to this end,” he said.