In a setback for BJP government, Indian Muslim group announces support for Turkey Military operation against Syria

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In a setback for BJP government, Indian Muslim group announces support for Turkey Military operation against Syria

ANKARA - An Indian Muslim group has supported Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria, to drive out terrorists and to create a safe zone for the return and rehabilitation of refugees.

In a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Muslim Political Council of India (MPCI), said the group endorses the idea of safe zone in Syria and expected that it will usher the region into a durable peace, Anadolu Agency has reported.

Describing Erdogan as “undisputed” leader of whole Muslims world, and an inspiration for third-world nations, President of MPCI Tasleem Ahmad Rehmani hailed Turkey for hosting the largest number of Syrian refugees.

“We appreciate your [Turkey’s] settlement plan [for Syrian refugees]. We also endorse the safe zone plan in northern Syria for a peaceful durable settlement of our Syrian brothers,” he said.

Turkey hosts over 3.5 million Syrian people who were forced out of their country due to war since 2011.

According to the settlement plan, Turkey aims to build housing, health, business and educational facilities, for Syrian refugees in north-eastern Syria, along its border.

Turkey launched anti-terror Operation Peace Spring to flush out YPG/PKK terrorists from the region, in order to facilitate settlement plans.

Referring to Erdogan’s address to the UN General Assembly last month, the group also appreciated his stand on the issues of Palestine, Kashmir and Rohingya.

“The entire Muslim community of the world salutes you, for your able and dynamic leadership,” added Rehmani.

New Delhi