Pakistan and Turkey on Wednesday resolved to comprehensively upgrade their strategic partnership and intensify political and economic cooperation. At a joint stake out following the exclusive and delegation level talks here at the President House, President Asif Ali Zardari and his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul condemned extremism and terrorism and reiterated their resolve to jointly defeat this menace that continues to claim innocent lives. President Gul, who is on a four-day state visit to Pakistan along with a large delegation of parliamentarians and businessmen, described the parleys as excellent and expressed their resolve to further strengthen ties in all areas.