urkish president Recep Tyyep Erdogan’s plans on Kashmir as reported by a Greek journalist seem an exaggeration. But it remains a strong possibility, considering Karabakh serving as a template. Although, of course, India is not Armenia.
Andreas Mountzouralias, a Greek journalist in his report titled ‘Erdogan sends mercenaries to Kashmir’ on Pentapostagama has detailed the plans of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan preparing to send fighters in East Syria to Kashmir.
Clearly, this is an attempt by Ankara’s administration to extend its religio-cultural influence to Muslims in South Asia at a time when Erdogan is seeking to challenge the Saudi leadership of an entire Muslim block.
Pakistan was the second country in the plan as Ankara and Islamabad prepare for a permanent presence of surface units and aircraft of the Pakistani Defense Ministry in the Turkish operation ‘Shield of the Mediterranean’, with which Erdogan hopes to plunder Greek lands and plots of land from Greece.
As a result, more than India, it’s Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) which wouid bear the brunt. Fighting an oil-possessed highly motivated and very well trained Army is different than waging war in a worn-out country. Of course, people of PoK particularly women are at more risks. Any wholesale induction of such militia may lead to full scale war between India and Pakistan.
Turkey’s Ambassador to New Delhi, akir Özkan Torunlar, told India Today TV that “these reports are baseless and false”, as reported in India Today.
Citing ANF, the Pentapostagama quoted local sources to say that Abu Emsa, who is the head of the brigade of Suleiman Shah, a gang that joined the Syrian National Army (SMO), 5 days ago told its members in Afrin that the Turkish state wishes to strengthen Kashmir.
Abu Emsa said Turkish officers would also ask the commanders of other SMO gangs to state the names of those who would like to go to Kashmir. He further said those leaving his gang would join the list and receive $2,000 in funding. He told members of his gang whom he met in Schiege that Kashmir is as mountainous as Karabakh.