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Deeply saddened by Kashmir killings: Turkey

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Srinagar, Apr 04: Turkey has expressed concern over the recent killings here and urged for immediate measures to protect the civilians during clashes.

“We are deeply concerned and saddened about the loss of lives and injuries in Jammu Kashmir last weekend. We wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives and speedy recovery to the injured,” said a statement issued by the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its website.

“We deem it essential to take measures to de-escalate tension in the region immediately and to show maximum attention for the protection of civilians from the clashes,” the statement added.

On Sunday twenty people—13 militants, four civilians and three army-men—were killed in three separate encounters in south Kashmir, triggering shutdown and massive clashes in the region.

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