Turkey urges UN to play ‘more active role’ on Kashmir

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Turkey on Aug. 17 called on the United Nations to play a “more” active role in resolving the Jammu and Kashmir dispute within the framework of the UN resolutions.

In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry welcomed the consultations held by the UNSecurity Council on Aug. 16 on the recent developments in the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir.

The ministry also reiterate its wish that the dispute be resolved through dialogue between the parties concerned. It also called for calm and avoiding unilateral steps that would escalate tension.

Kashmir region has been facing a communication blockade since Aug. 5, when Indiascrapped special status of Jammu and Kashmir. For the first time, landline services were also snapped across the region, thus making it impossible for people to communicate with the outside world.

Earlier in the day, a government spokesman in Jammu and Kashmir said that the authorities have begun restoring landline services in the region.

Hurriyet Daily News

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