Turkish President Erdogan again makes reference to Kashmir in UN General Assembly address

Last year also, Erdogan in his pre-recorded video statement to the General Debate had made a reference to Jammu and Kashmir

Turkish President Erdogan again makes reference to Kashmir in UN General Assembly address

Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Reuters

United Nations, September 22

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again referred to the issue of Kashmir in his address to world leaders at the high-level UN General Assembly session.

Last year also, Erdogan in his pre-recorded video statement to the General Debate had made a reference to Jammu and Kashmir.

India at that time termed it as "completely unacceptable", saying Turkey should learn to respect the sovereignty of other nations and reflect on its own policies more deeply. 

Erdogan in his address to the General Debate on Tuesday said: “We maintain our stance in favour of solving the ongoing problem in Kashmir for 74 years, through dialogue between the parties and within the framework of relevant United Nations resolutions.”

The Turkish President, a close ally of Pakistan, had repeatedly raised the issue of Kashmir in his address to the high-level General Debate.

He had also raised the Kashmir issue during his visit to Pakistan last year.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) at that time had said Erdogan's remarks reflected neither an understanding of history nor of the conduct of diplomacy and that they would have strong implications on India's ties with Turkey.

It had said India rejected the repeated attempts by Turkey to justify the cross-border terrorism "practised so blatantly" by Pakistan. PTI

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