Pakistan Expels Turkish Staff From PakTurk Schools

Pakistan Expels Turkish Staff From PakTurk Schools

PM Sharif and the Turkish President also held one and one meeting. "But we saw on July 15 they would not refrain from any method, including bloodshed so that they can achieve their purposes". He said credit goes to the heroic people of Turkey and courageous Members of the Grand National Assembly for rising in in one voice to protect and preserve their constitution and democracy. Promotion of secular and democratic values is the only way forward, they say.

"It is not secret that Gulen's organisation has institutions or their presence in Pakistan and in many other countries. And for their decisive stance against this organisation", Erdogan said today. He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will succeed in the proceedings.

Erdogan said during talks they had touched upon the developments in Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Dawn News reported, Erdogan said that a close eye is being kept "on tensions along LoC and loss of life there". "The issue of Kashmir needs a resolution based on dialogue between Pakistan and India, in line with United Nations resolutions and bearing in mind the demands of our brothers and sisters in Kashmir", he said.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Government's decision came before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit. "Are they all Gulen followers?" an official of the PakTurk school network told DW on condition of anonymity.

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"I believe he started office yesterday (Tuesday)", he added.

"Al Qaeda is serving as a puppet and as a tout to foment terrorism in Muslim countries, there is a war going on in Iraq and Syria".

"There are many Turkish people living in Pakistan".

Pakistan's English-language Dawn newspaper, citing sources, said Turkey's government had suggested that management of the schools be transferred to an worldwide non-governmental organisation (NGO) with links to Erdogan's administration.

Sharif said he also updated that Turkish leader about the situation in Kashmir where he claimed "worst human rights atrocities are being committed" by Indian forces.

He said the worldwide community should exert further efforts in order to solve this issue, which has political and humanitarian dimensions, according to justice and law.

He stressed on the importance of dialogue to address the thorny issue. Turkey is supporting the call for criteria-based approach for admitting non-NPT countries instead of exceptionalism.

The Turkish President also expressed his hopes that Pakistan and Afghanistan will increase their cooperation. The agreement would cover the service industry and investments in addition to trade.

"Frequent exchanges at the leadership and ministerial levels and growing cooperation in diverse fields are the hallmarks of the unique bonds between Pakistan and Turkey", it said.

He thanked Pakistan for siding with Turkey's elected government during a failed coup bid earlier this year.

In August, Pakistan had promised Turkey's visiting Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that it would investigate the network of schools Ankara wanted shut for its alleged links with Gulen.

Erdogan will address a joint session of the parliament on Thursday evening.

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