Turkey willing to contribute to resolving India-Pakistan conflict

Turkey willing to contribute to resolving India-Pakistan conflict

Ankara is concerned over the prevailing tension between India and Pakistan, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

"We want to call for common sense and calm between the parties. Steps that will escalate the tension should be avoided," Anadolu Agency cited Cavusoglu as saying.

He also said the main issue between the countries was the Kashmir issue and this issue must be solved "as soon as possible" within the framework of the international law. 

"Turkey is always willing to contribute to easing tension and to resolving these issues, including Kashmir," the Turkish diplomat stressed, adding that Ankara is open to dialogue and wants to discuss this issue with India.

The Turkish foreign minister said he had a phone contact with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi, but not with any Indian official yet. 

Cavusoglu's remarks came after Pakistan and India claims that they have shot down each other’s fighter jets.

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