hear the news
S Jaishankar met Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday regarding the Cyprus issue. He stressed the need to comply with UN Security Council resolutions regarding Cyprus.
S Jaishankar, who met the Turkish Foreign Minister, said in a tweet that extensive talks were held covering Ukraine conflict, food security, G-20 processes, global order, Non-Aligned Movement and Cyprus. The long-running conflict in Cyprus began in 1974 when Turkey invaded the northern part of the country in response to a military coup on the island backed by the Greek government. India has been insisting on finding a peaceful solution to this issue as per UN resolutions.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Kashmir is a bilateral issue
Addressing a high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed hope for lasting peace while describing Jammu and Kashmir as a bilateral issue. He said that it was very unfortunate that India and Pakistan had not established peace and unity with each other even after establishing their sovereignty and independence 75 years ago. As far as Kashmir is concerned, he said, we hope peace and prosperity will be established soon.
There was criticism over the cancellation of Kashmir’s special status.
The statement is close to India’s position that Kashmir is a bilateral issue and has no room for third party intervention due to the 1972 Shimla Agreement between the two countries. However, the Turkish President’s statement is different from 2020. The Turkish president at the time called the Kashmir situation a burning issue and criticized the cancellation of special status for Kashmir. In 2019, Erdoğan said that despite resolutions being passed in the Indian Union Territory, Kashmir is still under siege and eight million people are trapped in Kashmir.