Islamabad: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday said the suffering of Kashmiris due to escalating Indo-Pak tensions "can no longer be ignored" as he called on the two countries to resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue.
Erdogan, who arrived here yesterday, made the remarks after he held detailed talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Addressing a joint press conference, the Turkish President told the media that during his one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Sharif they talked about the situation in Kashmir.
"Our brothers and sisters in Kashmir are suffering because of escalating tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) and Kashmir, which can no longer be ignored," Erdogan said.
He stressed on the importance of dialogue to address the thorny issue.
"The Kashmir issue needs to find a resolution for itself following a dialogue between Pakistan and India," Erdogan said.
He thanked Pakistan for siding with Turkeys elected government during a failed coup bid earlier this year.