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Pakistan vows support against ‘Fethullah Terror Organisation’, says Turkish FM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has vowed to provide full support to Turkey against Fethullah Terror Organisation (Feto), headed by Fethullah Gulen.

According to Foreign Office, Prime Minister’s Special Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz assured full support and cooperation to the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during a joint press conference in Islamabad.

Turkish-FM 2Speaking to media representatives, Cavusoglu retold that Feto enjoys its presence in many countries including Pakistan.

“Gulen’s terrorist organisation has a global network of schools, business associations and cultural groups with a hidden dangerous agenda through which they attempt to create chaos in Turkey,” he said.

Answering a question about the ongoing Kashmir issue, the Turkish minister said, “Ankara fully supports Pakistan’s stance over it. We urge Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to act promptly and become voice of the Kashmiris in the world who desperately seek our help.”

The Turkish minister also thanked Pakistan for showing complete support and cooperation.

Speaking on the occasion, Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan wanted a democratically stable Turkey and would continue to improve bilateral ties in all fields.

“Turkey hosts one of the largest numbers of refugees in the world. Even when it comes to promoting peace in Afghanistan, Turkey has always backed Pakistan since we are also victims of terrorism,” he said.

During an earlier minister-level meeting with Sartaj Aziz, Cavusoglu acknowledged Islamabad’s constant support during the time when Turkey was dealing with an attempted coup and discussed ways to boost cooperation, particularly on the free trade agreement later this year.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.