'Gross interference' in internal affairs, India slams Turkey for Kashmir remarks
- On his address at the UNGA, the Turkish President raised the issue of Kashmir
- India's envoy to the UN said Turkey should learn to respect the sovereignty of other nations
- "Gross interference in India's internal affairs are completely unacceptable," the envoy said
India criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday for his remarks on Kashmir during the session at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), saying that his speech constituted "gross interference" in India's internal matters, reported ANI.
Hours after Erdogan's speech on Kashmir, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti said that Ankara should learn to respect the sovereignty of other nations and should deeply assess its own policies.
"We have seen remarks by the President of Turkey on Indian UT of Jammu and Kashmir. They constitute gross interference in India's internal affairs and are completely unacceptable. Turkey should learn to respect the sovereignty of other nations and reflect on its own policies deeply." wrote Tirumurti on Twitter.
The Turkish President, in his address at the UNGA, said, "The Kashmir conflict, which is also key to the stability and peace of South Asia, is still a burning issue."
"We are in favour of solving this issue through dialogue within the framework of the United Nations resolutions, especially in line with the expectations of the people of Kashmir," Erdogan said in the pre-recorded statement.
Notably, in the last one year, Turkey has raised this issue on various platforms.