ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to continue rising Kashmir issue and highlight the miseries of the people of Kashmir.
Equating Kashmir with Palestine, President Erdogan said, “Over eight million Kashmiris are living in an open-air prison in their own lands facing brutalities of the occupation forces with great courage.”
He expressed these views at jointly cutting the first metal plate of the first of the four MILGEM Ada class corvette along with Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at a graceful ceremony in Istanbul.
Referring to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Erdogan said the world needed to know about the sufferings of the Kashmiri people who are continuously braving curfew and blockade since August 5.
He termed the brotherly Pakistan-Turkey relations as exemplary saying that great potential existsed for collaboration in the defence production field.
Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi in his opening speech termed this project as another testimony of the Pakistan-Turkey brotherhood.
He updated the guests about the recent situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He spoke about the toxic ideology of Hindutva in India and the threat it posed to regional and international peace.
He said Indian brutalities had reached to new levels after its August 5 illegal actions which were in contravention of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and international law.
Admiral thanked President Erdogan for raising Kashmir issue in his address at the UN General Assembly in New York saying the people of Pakistan and Kashmir were indebted to Turkey for its steadfast support.
Earlier, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi jointly cut the first metal plate of the first of the four MILGEM Ada class corvette at a graceful ceremony in Istanbul on Sunday.