Pakistan condemns Turkey coup: extends support to democratic govt

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Pakistan condemns Turkey coup: extends support to democratic govt

ISLAMABAD, July 16 (APP): Pakistan on Saturday while showing  solidarity with the democratic government of Turkey condemned the coup attempt in which several people were killed.

“Pakistan condemns the attempt to undermine democracy and rule of law in Turkey,” a statement released by the PM’s Media Office said.

Quoting a Government spokesperson the statement said Pakistan stands by the people and the government of Turkey.

“We support the will of the people reflected in the democratic
system and the democratically elected leadership of Turkey”.

“The Pakistani nation hopes that peace and normalcy will be
restored in Turkey.”

Special Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi telephoned the Turkish
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and extended solidarity.

Fatemi said, “we are with the people and government of Turkey and Pakistani nation shows it’s solidarity with the Turkish government and Turkish democratic institutions.”

The Turkish foreign minister thanked the government and the people of Pakistan for showing resolve to stand by democracy in Turkey, the statement said.

The Turkish Foreign Minister appreciated the response and
said “this is what we expected from a brother country.”

“We are also thankful to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan for his message of support for Turkish democracy and the government,” the Turkish Foreign Minister said.