New Delhi: The Indian government has called off a proposed visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Turkey’s capital Ankara.
The decision comes after the Indian government’s indignation over Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) where he criticised India’s decision to revoke special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Supporting Pakistan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said that it is imperative to solve the problem through “dialogue on the basis of justice, equity, and not through collision.”
“We call upon the Turkey government to get a proper understanding of the situation on the ground before they make any further statements on this issue. It is a matter which is completely internal to India,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.