Turkey ready to play role in de-escalation of tensions between Pakistan, India: Erdogan

Monitoring Desk

TRABZON: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Istanbul is ready to do its role in de-escalation of tensions between two nuclear-armed Pakistan and India.

While addressing to a rally in Trabzon, Erdogan hailed Pakistan’s move in handing over an Indian pilot downed in the recent tension, adding that he looks forward to seeing similar steps from India.

He said that Turkey has sincere relations with Pakistan. Increasing the tension and adding fuel to the flames have no use for anyone and adding that Turkey will do its part for the tension to be de-escalated.

Meanwhile, Indian Ambassador to Russia Venkatesh Varma said India will not accept any offer of mediation.