Turkish plane attack: Pakistan expresses regret, shock

Pakistani foreign office spokesman says, 'we express our solidarity with Turkey over this unprovoked tragic...

Agencies June 26, 2012


Pakistan has expressed “deep shock and regret” after Syrian troops opened fire on a rescue plane searching for pilots shot down on Friday. A Pakistani foreign office spokesman said: “We express our solidarity with Turkey over this unprovoked tragic incident.” 

“We urge Syria to cooperate with Turkey in carrying out a joint investigation... We urge restraint in avoidance of any action that may lead to an escalation of tensions in the region’’.

Turkish Vice Prime Minister Bulent Arinc had said on Monday: “One of our CASA planes took off with a rescue team. Unfortunately, shots from the ground targeted our plane.  Our foreign ministry and our military command have notified Syrian authorities and this harrassment must cease immediately”.

Published In The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2012.


truth detector | 10 years ago | Reply

@Cautious Please save your demagoguery. That was a different situation. US was clearly at fault. "Mistake" does not happen for two hours continuously. So, please take off your prejudiced glasses and try to be fair.

Butt | 10 years ago | Reply

@Hasan: What about the US$5000.00 per container. Is that dropped? Only an apology.

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