Turkish President Erdogan’s visit to Pakistan delayed, confirms FO

Turkish President Erdogan’s visit to Pakistan delayed, confirms FO

Islamabad (Staff Report): The Foreign Office on Thursday said the upcoming visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – earlier scheduled for October 23 – has been postponed.


Addressing a weekly news briefing here on Thursday, FO Spokesperson Dr Faisal said President Erdogan’s upcoming visit to Pakistan has been delayed for the time being and will be rescheduled.

Erdogan’s trip was aimed at extending full support to Pakistan’s stance on the issue of Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK).

His visit was postponed amid deteriorating ties between Ankara and the United States.

The US imposed sanctions on Ankara and major European nations condemned the Turkish move and banned the sale of weapons to the NATO member.