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Erdogan Arrives In Uzbekistan For Talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pays his respects to the late Uzbek President Islam Karimov in Samarkand on November 18.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has paid his respects at the grave of former Uzbek President Islam Karimov, who died earlier this year after more than 25 years running the Central Asian country.

Erdogan on November 18 met with acting Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyaev and other officials to discuss bilateral relations.

On November 17, Erdogan addressed the parliament of Pakistan, where he accused the West of facilitating the spread of chaos in the Islamic world. He urged Muslims to cast aside sectarian differences in order to “fight [extremists] together.

Based on reporting by dpa, Interfax, and AP