Pak-Turkey relations are real, President Erdogan addresses joint session of Parliament

ISLAMABAD: The bond of brotherhood between Turkey and Pakistan is not limited to mere words, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, but the brotherly relation between two Islamic nations is real.
Addressing the Joint Parliament Session today, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared Pakistan and Turkey relations exemplary, saying that both countries are brother countries in real manner.
“I bring to you the love and well-wishes of the people of Turkey,” Erdogan said, in the opening line of his address. “For me to address your parliament is a matter of honour,” he said.
Turkish President said that extremist organizations are only targeting Muslims. He said that Islam means peace, which has nothing to do with terrorism, adding that West is helping ISIS and Al-Qaeda, as there are evidences of involvement of West after recovering weapons from rebel forces.
In his address, Erdogan reminded the parliament how the Turkish government had declared a day of mourning when the Army Public School massacre had taken place in Peshawar in 2014.
He also berated Fatehullah Gulen for its alleged involvement in a coup bid in July this year, and lauded efforts of Pakistan for its role in combating the Gulen inspired movement.
Erdogan said Turkey will never forget the services of Pakistan.

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