Security challenges: Army chief assures Turkish leadership 'total support'

General Raheel Sharif holds meetings with Turkish president, PM during visit in the aftermath of Ankara blast

Web Desk October 13, 2015
Army chief General Raheel Sharif shakes hand with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prior to the meeting on October 13, 2015. PHOTO: ISPR

Army chief General Raheel Sharif has assured the Turkish civil leadership of complete support in tackling security challenges, the ISPR said on Tuesday.

In separate meetings with General Raheel in Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu appreciated Pakistan’s role for regional peace as well as contributions of Pakistan Army in defeating terrorism.

Read: Pakistan stands with Turkey in fight against terrorism: army chief

The Turkish leadership emphasised fraternal ties between the two brotherly nations, the ISPR added.

The COAS also met the defence minister of Turkey, and agreed to further enhancing defence collaboration between the two countries.

Army chief, who is on a three-day official visit to Turkey on Monday had met Turkish army chief Hulusi Akar, assuring him Pakistan stood with the country in its fight against terrorism.

Read: Pakistan bound to defeat all perpetrators of terrorism: Army chief

“Pakistan and Turkey are facing daunting challenges. I am sure we will surmount them with a common and coherent approach,” the army chief was quoted as saying by the ISPR.

The visit comes in the aftermath of terrorist attack in Ankara when two suspected suicide bombers hit a rally of pro-Kurdish and leftist activists outside the main train station, causing the loss of 86 lives.


Syed Nadeem | 6 years ago | Reply Coward Taliban are now defeated, so they are attacking unarmed students....laugh at them, make fun of them and shame them...they are not real men, they cannot fight man to man and face to face with soldiers. They are like little scared girls.
khan | 6 years ago | Reply I thing this news is not concerned to Indians but still they come and comment on ........ go on your own newspaper and comment there .....
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