Selin ATAY-TDO- Mohammad Faisal, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Pakistan recognizes Turkey’s legitimate security concerns, as latter launched an anti-terror operation in northern Syria on Wednesday.
"We recognize Turkey’s legitimate security concerns in the region. Like Pakistan, Turkey has also been a victim of terrorism," Mohammad Faisal, said in weekly media briefing held in Pakistan's capital Islamabad.
Faisal said Islamabad appreciate Turkey’s positive role in finding a viable political solution to the conflict in Syria.
“Pakistan also acknowledge Turkey’s humanitarian efforts by graciously hosting over 3.5 million Syrian refugees,” he added.
The Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said Pakistan continues to support the territorial integrity of Syria and hope that a political solution to the Syrian conflict will be reached at the earliest.