Kashmiri leaders respond over PM Imran Khan raising Kashmir issue in Turkey
*SRINAGAR, JAN 05 (PTK):*Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday welcomed the statement of Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan on Kashmir during his interaction with Turkish president Reccip Tayyip Erdogan.
“Welcome the statement of Pakistan’s PM @ImranKhanPTI on Kashmir during his interaction with Turkish President @RT_Erdogan. Turkey has always been a strong supporter of Right to self determination for the people of Jammu&Kashmir and a active member of OIC contact group on #Kashmir,” he tweeted.
The Turkish stand appeared in a joint statement issued at the end of a two-day visit by Khan to Turkey on the invitation of Erdogan. Khan’s meeting with Erdogan was followed by delegation-level talks.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing a joint press conference with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said peace between Pakistan and India could not exist unless the two sides sat together for dialogue. “We are trying to have friendly relations with India and offered the neighbouring country negotiations many times in the recent past, but India refused to talk,” he added.
He said Kashmir was the bone of contention between Pakistan and India as Indian armed forces had broken all records of “barbarity and atrocities” on innocent Kashmiris in “India-held Kashmir”, Dawn reported. “Stability can come when India and Pakistan sit together for talks,” he added.
Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to achieving and sustaining peace, security and stability in their respective regions as well as internationally. They underscored the need for resolution of the issue of Jammu and Kashmir through a sustained dialogue process and in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. (PTK)