India has raised a strong objection to the statement made by the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan regarding Kashmir. India has asked Turkey not to interfere into the India’s internal matter.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed the joint session of the Parliament of Pakistan on Friday. During this, he said that Kashmir is as important for Pakistan as it is for Turkey.
He said, “Our Kashmiri brothers and sisters have been suffering for decades. We are once again with Pakistan on Kashmir. We raised this issue in the General Assembly of the United Nations. The issue of Kashmir cannot be resolved through war. It can be resolved with justice and fairness. This kind of solution is in everyone’s favour. Turkey will continue to support justice, peace and dialogue.”
Turkish president Erdogan compared the struggle of Kashmiri people with that of fight by Turkish people against foreign domination during the World War I.
“India rejects all references to Jammu & Kashmir, which is an integral and inalienable part of India,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
“We call upon the Turkish leadership not to interfere in India’s internal affairs and develop a proper understanding of the facts, including the grave threat posed by terrorism emanating from Pakistan to India and the region,” MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.