After China, Russia now Turkey assures full support to Pakistan against US threats

In this handout photograph released by the Pakistani Press Information Department (PID) on November 16, 2016, Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain (R) shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the President House in Islamabad. / AFP PHOTO / PID / HO

Srinagar (PTK): A day after China threw its weight behind its regional ally Pakistan, Turkey has also assured the country of its support saying it has “made outstanding contributions to the international anti-terrorism cause”.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called President Mamnoon Hussain and expressed solidarity with Pakistan in the wake of allegations levelled by US President Donald Trump, reported Dawn News.

*The Turkish president assured his Pakistani counterpart of full support and cooperation “in any situation”,*said the report.

“Trump’s conduct in spite of Pakistan’s great sacrifices is undesirable,” Erdogan was quoted as saying. He, according to the media report, has said Pakistan had rendered historic sacrifices in the war against terrorism.

“President Hussain said Pakistan is a responsible country and would give an appropriate response to the US allegations. He said Pakistan believes in a policy of engagement and cooperation and regretted that its sentiments had not been respected,” the media report quoted Turkish President as saying.