The Turkish and Pakistani leaders on Friday expressed their determination to fight FETO, the group responsible for the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, according to Anadolu Agency.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan released a joint declaration after meeting in the Turkish capital Ankara, where they exchanged views on the entire spectrum of the bilateral “heart-to-heart” relationship as well as issues of regional and international importance.
In a joint declaration, the leaders of the two countries reiterated their resolve to fight the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).
At a news conference after the meeting, Erdogan praised a recent Pakistani Supreme Court ruling recognizing FETO as a terror group.
The leaders reiterated their determination to continue extending strong support to each another on all issues of core national interest, and also expressed a commitment to further enhance bilateral ties.
Erdogan and Khan reaffirmed their commitment for achieving sustainable regional and international peace, security and, stability.
Erdogan also announced during the news conference that a trilateral meeting between Turkey, Pakistan, and Afghanistan will be held in Istanbul after Turkey’s March 31 local elections.
In the declaration, Turkey and Pakistan reiterated their full support for efforts for comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus issue on the basis of the political equality of the two communities on the island, with a view to building peace and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The leaders agreed to increase collaboration to uphold the true values of Islam at international forums as well as work closely to counter any attempts to malign, distort, or vilify the historical image of Islam.