Srinagar: Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed recent tensions between Pakistan and India over the phone with the Pakistani premier Imran Khan on Thursday, Turkish presidential sources said.
According to a statement from the Pakistani prime ministry, Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed appreciation for Imran Khan’s move to release a captured Indian fighter pilot who intruded into Pakistani airspace on Wednesday, Anadolu news agency reported.
The statement added that Khan had thanked Erdogan for his “constant support for Pakistan and the Kashmiri people.”
Tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours have escalated following a suicide bombing claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM) in Jammu and Kashmir that killed more than 40 Indian troops earlier this month.
On Tuesday, Indian jets entered Pakistan claiming to have killed several militants in a JEM training camp.
On Wednesday Pakistan claimed to have shot down two Indian Air Force jets and captured an IAF Pilot alive.