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Turkey asked not to interfere in India’s internal affairs

India also rejected all references made by the Turkish president on Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan

Update : 15 Feb 2020, 02:55 PM

India has criticized Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's comments on Kashmir, and has asked him to not interfere in India's internal affairs.

Raveesh Kumar, India's External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, on Satuday, said India rejects all references by the Turkish head of state on Jammu and Kashmir, stating that the region is an "integral and inalienable part of India."

Earlier on February 14, Turkish President Erdogan, during an address in Pakistan's parliament, compared "the struggle of Kashmiri people with that of fight by Turkish people against foreign domination during the World War I".

In response, India's External Affairs Ministry 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."

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