India Expresses “Deep Concern” over Turkey’s “Unilateral Military Offensive”

Indian Army

New Delhi. India October 10 expressed “deep concern” over the “unilateral military offensive” by Turkey in northeastern Syria and asserted that the action can undermine stability in the region as well as the fight against terrorism.

Turkish jets and artillery targeted Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria , forcing thousands of civilians to flee their homes.

Reacting to the development, External Affairs Ministry said: “We are deeply concerned at the unilateral military offensive by Turkey in northeast Syria.”

Turkey’s actions can undermine stability in the region and the fight against terrorism, it said.

The action also has the potential for causing humanitarian and civilian distress, a statement by the Ministry said.

“We call upon Turkey to exercise restraint and respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria. We urge the peaceful settlement of all issues through dialogue and discussion,” it said.