Pakistan fully supports Turkey’s fight against terrorism: PM

Imran Khan telephones Turkish President Erdogan and expresses grief over lives lost in Idlib attack

By: Sabah News      Published: 09:49 PM, 3 Mar, 2020
Pakistan fully supports Turkey’s fight against terrorism: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan made a telephonic call to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday to condole the death of Turkish soldiers in Idlib, Syria. Prime Minister Khan said: "Pakistan fully supports Turkey’s efforts in its fight against terrorism."

Prime Minister Imran Khan conveyed heartfelt sympathies and condolences on the loss of lives of a number of Turkish soldiers in the attack in Idlib to Turkish President. PM stated that the people of Pakistan were in strong solidarity with the brotherly Turkish nation in this time of grief and sorrow.

The Prime Minister reaffirmed support for Turkey’s legitimate security and humanitarian concerns in the region and also lauded Turkey’s humanitarian assistance, including through hosting millions of Syrian refugees.

Appreciating Turkey’s hosting of millions of refugees, the prime minister called upon the international community to help Turkey bear this enormous burden. He also offered to extend all possible support and assistance from Pakistan in this regard. 

The prime minister also stressed that the international community should come forward and play its role towards finding a political solution to the Syrian conflict, as well as addressing the prevailing humanitarian crisis.

Prime Minister Khan thanked President Erdogan for his unequivocal support on the Jammu & Kashmir dispute, reaffirmed during his recent visit to Pakistan and especially during his address to the Joint Session of the Parliament.

The prime minister further updated President Erdogan on the prevailing situation in Indian occupied Kashmir and the recent massive killings in targeted violence against Muslims in India. He thanked President Erdogan for raising his voice on this issue as part of his espousal of Muslim causes worldwide.