Politics continues over the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly where the President of Turkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, raised the issue like he does every year in his speech.
He insisted on the need for “just & lasting peace in Kashmir” but surprisingly added that it should be through dialogue between “India & Pakistan”.
He assured that his country will support “steps” to be taken in this regard. Turkiye President was recently in Delhi for the G 20 summit meeting where he said that he would be proud if a country like India is admitted to the United Nations Security Council as a permanent member.
Turkiye has been siding with Pakistan but due to failing economies of both countries, Erdogan has had to step up trade ties with rivals and enemies alike. With India too, Turkiye has substantial trade and rising stature of New Delhi has forced Erdogan to tone down his criticism of India’s policy on Kashmir.