Pakistan supports Turkey's thesis on events of 1915

Baku, April 26, AZERTAC

Pakistan's foreign minister on Sunday supported Turkey’s thesis on the events of 1915, against US President Joe Biden's controversial remarks made this weekend, according to Anadolu Agency.

In a phone call with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Shah Mahmood Qureshi stressed Pakistan's support for Turkey's take on the events of 1915, said an official statement.

"We believe that one-sided approaches and political categorization of historical events could undermine trust and lead to polarization between nations," Foreign Ministry spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said in a statement.

The statement also praised Turkey’s constructive approach on the subject including Ankara's proposal for a joint historical commission to explore the facts.

Turkey's Foreign Ministry thanked Pakistan for its support, saying on Twitter: "Thank you brotherly Pakistan! Long live Turkey-Pakistan friendship!"

On Saturday, Biden called the events of 1915 a "genocide," breaking American presidents' long-held tradition of refraining from using the term.

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