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Turkish President’s visit to Pakistan likely to be postponed

Anwar Abbas Reporter

16th Oct, 2019. 05:00 pm
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Pakistan is likely to be postponed following the military operation in Syria.

Erdogan’s visit is expected on october 23.

Turkish President Erdogan is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjarani.

Be clear that this will be third time Erdogan’s visit to Pakistan was postponed.

Earlier Turkey moved ahead with its military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria leaving killed 14 militants.

The Turkish defense ministry said in a post on Twitter “As part of the successful operations being conducted in the framework of Operation Peace Spring, the town of Rasulayn, located east of the Euphrates, has been brought under control.”

Turkey’s defence ministry has also confirmed the first death among Turkey’s soldiers, while heavy clashes are underway between Turkish forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Syrian border towns.

United Nations said that the military operation has forced 130,000 people to flee their homes.

Turk President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the objective of military operation is to remove the Kurdish-led forces from the border area and create a “safe zone” so millions of Syrian refugees can be returned safely.

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