Kashmir very important for peace in South Asia: Turkish President

Ground Report | New Delhi: Kashmir very important for peace; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again raised the issue of Kashmir in the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Erdogan said Turkey stood by its stand to resolve the Kashmir problem.

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Kashmir very important for peace

He said that the Kashmir problem has been entangled for the last 74 years and it should be resolved by both parties under the UN resolution. However, this time in the United Nations General Assembly, Erdogan appeared soft on Kashmir. Last year at the 75th UN General Assembly, President Erdogan raised the issue of Kashmir very loudly.

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Erdogan also raised the issue of abrogation of Article 370 from Kashmir last time. But this time he didn’t say anything like that. This time, Erdogan raised the issue of Kashmir after Uyghurs Muslims in Afghanistan, Israel, Syria, Libya, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and China.

UN resolution on Kashmir

While addressing the UN General Assembly last year, Erdogan’s tone on Kashmir was different. Erdogan then said, “The Kashmir conflict is very important for peace and stability in South Asia. It is still a burning issue. The situation has become more complicated after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.

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Erdogan had said, “We are in favor of resolving the Kashmir issue according to dialogue, UN resolution, and the expectations of the people of Kashmir.” This time Erdogan talked about the UN resolution and talks in the solution of Kashmir but did not say the expected things to the people of Kashmir.

Last year, Pakistan showed a lot of enthusiasm on this comment of Erdogan and even Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked him by sharing a video clip of Erdogan’s speech.

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