Kashmiri Lawmaker Urges Erdogan to Raise Kashmir at UN

Kashmiris have a lot of expectations from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Kashmiri lawmaker said urging the Turkish state to raise Kashmir issue at the upcoming UN General Assembly session.

Azad Kashmir lawmaker Abdul Rashid Turabi said that Erdogan has played a “good role” on Kashmir at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and at UN levels.

Turabi, who is also chairman of All Parties Kashmir Council based in Muzaffarabad, urged Turkish president to talk about the ongoing crisis in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir “in view of the official stance of Turkey and OIC”.

“When President Erdogan visited India, he also talked about Kashmir,” he said referring to state visit of the Turkish president to India in 2017.

The Himalayan region has been under a near-complete lockdown since Aug. 5, after India scrapped its special status, with the government blocking communication access and imposing restriction on movement to thwart any protests in the region.

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