Turkey extends full to Pak in combating militancy

Turkey`s land forces commander Gen Sebahattin Isik Kosaner on Thursday said his country will extend full support to the Pakistan government for meeting the challenge of militancy.

Updated: May 13, 2010, 23:08 PM IST

Peshawar: Turkey`s land forces commander
Gen Sebahattin Isik Kosaner on Thursday said his country will extend
full support to the Pakistan government for meeting the
challenge of militancy and restoring normalcy in the restive
Swat valley.

Kosaner made the remarks while interacting with
Pakistani military commanders in this northwestern city.

He visited the Corps Headquarters here and met Corps
Commander Lt Gen Asif Yasin Malik.

The two officials exchanged views and discussed
matters related to mutual professional interests, a statement
said.

Kosaner was briefed about uplift and development
activities undertaken by the Pakistan Army in the volatile
tribal belt bordering Afghanistan.

Kosaner also visited Swat and laid a floral wreath at
a memorial to soldiers killed in operations against Taliban
militants.

Addressing a gathering at Wadoodia Hall at Saidu
Sharif in Swat, he said that relations between Pakistan and
Turkey are time-tested and deep and Turkey will always stand
with the people and government of Pakistan in difficult times.

PTI