Turkey, a close ally of Pakistan, today hoped that the Kashmir issue would be resolved through dialogue while backing Islamabad’s stance to send an OIC team to the Valley to probe the human rights violations.
“Turkey fully supports Pakistan’s position on Jammu and Kashmir,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a joint press conference here with Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.
Cavusoglu said Turkey is an active member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group of Kashmir and attends its meeting. Hopefully its next meeting would be held in September, he said.
“I would like to ask the Secretary General of the OIC to mobilise the Contact Group and send an observer mission. We believe this issue (Kashmir) can be solved through dialogue,” he said.
Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue at the UN and demanded sending a fact-finding team to the Valley to probe the human rights violations there.
Over fifty people have been killed in Kashmir in clashes since government forces killed Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 08.