India on Saturday criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments on Kashmir and asked him not to interfere in India’s internal affairs and to “develop a proper understanding of facts including the threat of terrorism emanating from Pakistan”.
The terse message from the Ministry of External Affairs came after Erdogan on Friday once again raked up the Kashmir issue and vowed that Ankara would support Pakistan’s stand as it is a matter of concern to both the countries.
India criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments on Kashmir
Erdogan, who addressed a joint session of Pakistan’s Parliament, also announced that Turkey will back Pakistan in its efforts to come out of the Grey List of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which is meeting this week in Paris.
In its response, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “India rejects all references to Jammu and Kashmir by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in his address to Pakistan Parliament. We call upon Turkish leadership to not interfere in India’s internal affairs,” according to PTI.
Raveesh Kumar went to say, “We call upon Turkish leadership to develop a proper understanding of facts including the threat of terrorism emanating from Pakistan to India.”
Rajab Tayeb Erdogan has said that Kashmir is as important for Pakistan
Turkish President Rajab Tayeb Erdogan has said that Kashmir is as important for Pakistan as it is for their country. Addressing the joint session of the parliament in Pakistan. However, Erdogan said on Monday, “During the Turkish freedom struggle, the people of Pakistan gave us their bread. We have not forgotten and will never forget this help of Pakistan. The way Kanakkal (Sumatra coastal part of Turkey) was important to our country yesterday. However, in the same way, today Kashmir matters to us. There is no difference between the two. ”
He said – Turkey will continue to support Pakistan in the fight against terror. Turkey had also raised the Kashmir issue in the last UN meeting.
Kashmir’s problem will not solved by struggle or pressure
He said- In the last few years, unilateral action has increased the sufferings of the Kashmiri people. No one will benefit from taking away the freedom and rights of the Kashmiri people. The problem of Kashmir will not solved by struggle or pressure. This can solve only by justice and equality. Erdogan’s remarks come 7 months after the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. There conflict between India and Pakistan in 1948, 1965 and 1971 on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.