In His statement, Tayyip Erdogan said the 75-year-old oppression in Kashmir needs to come to an end and Turkey is with the people of Kashmir to resolve the issue.
The Secretary-General of Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai appreciated President Erdogan for making reference to Kashmir in his address.
President Erdogan had stressed on his consistent policy towards Kashmir by the repetition of his words. He said, "We (Turkey) maintain our stance in favour of solving the problem going on in Kashmir, through dialogue between the parties and as well within the framework of relevant United Nations resolutions.”
Dr Fai, in a statement said, the President has underscored the need for peace in Kashmir as elsewhere as his words have given the people of Kashmir an encouragement. For this, President Erdogan has the sincere thanks of the people of Kashmir.
The people of Kashmir have suffered for long and needlessly because of this brutal conflict. They demand for peace, and they deserve it.
The message of President Erdogan is significant and as it was aimed at the promotion of a dialogue among all the disputing parties. It was the only means of achieving lasting peace in the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK ), Dr Fai added.
There had been a long lasting dispute in the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK ) which had been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan. Both nations claim the region in full but they rule only some parts.
Abdul Rasheed Turabi, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Azad Kashmir deeply thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for raising the simmering Kashmir issue in his address.
The senior law maker observed that Erdogan represented the true aspirations of people of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
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