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Turkey funding surrendered ISIS cadres to radicalise Indian Muslims: Reports

Turkey funding surrendered ISIS cadres to radicalise Indian Muslims: Reports

| @indiablooms | 15 Aug 2020, 10:29 pm

Istanbul: The Turkish government has allocated huge funds to the Turkish intelligence to radicalize Indian Muslims, media reports said.

The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly allocated the funds to the body so that the radicalization process could take place with the help of preachers recruited from surrendered ISIS cadres. 

According to an Indian security report, Turkey has been sponsoring ISIS and its affiliates in Syria, similar to what Pakistan has been doing with IS-KP in Afghanistan. Such proxies have eliminated independent voices on the ground in Pakistan and Afghanistan, while at the same time, denying their involvement, reports Zee Media.

Indian security officials are also concerned over reports that Erdogan, in his efforts to bring down the Saudi leadership of the Islamic world, may find a partner in Pakistan, reports the news channel.

The recent open threat by Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to the Saudi leadership was due to Turkey's push and also the assurance of financial assistance to Pakistan, the channel reported.

“Erdogan has been using the religious institutions as well as terrorism to further his single point agenda of claiming the leadership of the Muslim Ummah. Turkey’s religious institution Diyanet has already made a substantial presence in India through its activities and now Erdogan plans to exploit ISIS Terrorists to trouble India. India shall be prepared to tackle it by adopting proactive measures," an official aware of these developments told Zee Media.

Qureshi remark:

Appearing in a talk show on ARY News, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said his nation expected the organisation to convene the meeting, reports Dawn News.

"If you cannot convene it, then I’ll be compelled to ask Prime Minister Imran Khan to call a meeting of the Islamic countries that are ready to stand with us on the issue of Kashmir and support the oppressed Kashmiris.”

Qureshi had said that if they failed to summon the meeting, Pakistan would be ready to go for a session outside the OIC. In response to another question, he had said Pakistan could not wait any further.

The foreign minister had added that Pakistan had skipped Kuala Lumpur Summit last December on Saudi Arabia's request and now Pakistani Muslims were demanding Riyadh “show leadership on the issue”.

“We have our own sensitivities. You have to realise this. Gulf countries should understand this,” the foreign minister was quoted as saying by the newspaper, adding that he could no more indulge in diplomatic niceties.

However, he had made it clear that he was not being emotional and fully understood the implications of his statement. “It’s right, I’m taking a position despite our good ties with Saudi Arabia.

“We cannot stay silent anymore on the sufferings of the Kashmiris,” he had said.

Incidentally, Saudi Arabia has not renewed an agreement with Pakistan which will allow oil supplies on deferred payments after that pact expired two months back.

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