‘Don’t interfere in internal affairs’: India to Turkish President Erdogan’s after Kashmir remarks

India on Saturday criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments on Jammu and Kashmir during his visit to Pakistan and asked him not to interfere in India’s internal affairs.

In response to queries regarding references to Jammu & Kashmir by the Turkish President and the Turkey-Pakistan Joint Declaration, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kaumar said, “India rejects all references made by the Turkish President on Jammu & Kashmir, stating that the region is an integral and inalienable part of India.”

On Friday, President Erdogan in his address at Pakistan’s Parliament, compared the struggle of Kashmiri people with that of fight by Turkish people during the World War I against foreign domination.

“India rejects all references to Jammu & Kashmir, which is an integral and inalienable part of India.,” Kumar said.

“We call upon the Turkish leadership to not interfere in India’s internal affairs and develop proper understanding of the facts, including the grave threat posed by terrorism emanating from Pakistan to India and the region,” Kumar added.