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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan raises the Kashmir issue in UNGA Meeting

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that his country maintains its position in the favour of resolving the lingering problem in Kashmir.

Turkish President once again raised the Kashmir issue in his address to world leaders at the high-level session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Almost seven decades after partition of India, the state of Jammu & Kashmir remains the world’s most militarised region.

Since the two countries also possess nuclear weapons, there is fear that any strategic miscalculation in Kashmir from either side could trigger a nuclear confrontation

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The member states of the United Nations General Assembly in 2005 unanimously adopted the resolution on Responsibility to Protect (R2P) to save citizens from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity.

Since adoption, the norm has been invoked in Libya, South Sudan, Yemen, andSyria, nonetheless, the UN refrains to respond to the genocide committed in the Jammu & Kashmir and triggering a greater sense of anxiety.

Also last year, Erdogan in his pre-recorded video statement to the general debate made reference to Jammu and Kashmir.

India called it “totally unacceptable” at the time, saying Turkey should learn to respect the sovereignty of other nations and think more deeply about its own policies.

Erdogan, in his address to Tuesday’s general debate, said: “We maintain our position in favour of resolving the problem that has persisted in Kashmir for 74 years, through dialogue between the parties and within the framework of the relevant United Nations resolutions.” .

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The Turkish president, a close ally of Pakistan, has repeatedly raised the issue of Kashmir in his address to the high-level general debate.

He also raised the issue of Kashmir during his visit to Pakistan last year. #UNGA

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