Turkey helping Pakistan’s ISI conduct anti-India activities, warn intelligence agencies

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New Delhi: After building strategic relations with India, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have completely closed their doors to Pakistan’s notorious intelligence agency ISI. 

In such a situation, the ISI has now started the work of making Ankara, the capital of Turkey, its new stronghold. The Erdogan government of Turkey and its intelligence agency NIO are also getting help ISIS in this mission. 

Erdogan, who is engaged in establishing himself as the new leader of Muslim countries, is giving full support to this nefarious mission of Pakistan.

India’s intelligence agencies have submitted two detailed reports to the central government in this regard and have asked to be vigilant about the polarization between India and Turkey and its wider internal and external impact. 

According to the report prepared by the National Security Council, the Pakistani intelligence agency has been working for the last six-seven years to develop Ankara as a new anti-India stronghold after curbing its activities in Dubai. Now it seems to be getting some success.

ISI targeting students Indian in Turkey

The Turkish government has also started supporting the activities of ISI on some fronts. The attempt is to be made through Turkey in the same way that the ISI in the past tried to influence the people through certain media houses, educational institutions and non-governmental organizations of the country. Targeting Indian muslim students going to Turkey for education is also a part of these efforts. 

Similarly, a second report prepared by the council warns of Turkey’s infiltration of some radical Islamic organizations in Kerala. Turkey has already provided financial support to individuals involved in anti-India activities.

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The Indian intelligence agencies are also aware that some members of these organizations had gone to Qatar and met with officials of the Turkish intelligence agency. Turkey has already provided financial assistance to some persons involved in anti-India activities but now it seems to be more vocal. 

Fugitive terrorist sympathiser Zakir Naik and Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the late radical leader of Kashmir, have already received information from Turkey about the funding received from Turkey and this has also been investigated.

The report cites the fact that during the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the year 2020, some Islamic extremist organizations in India raised their voices in favor of Azerbaijan and wrote a letter to the United Nations.

It is to be noted that Turkey and Pakistan are in favor of Azerbaijan. India does not openly support Armenia but in September, 2019, PM Modi had shown his priority by meeting the President of Armenia Nicole Pashian during his visit to US. According to sources, after the arrival of Erdogan’s government in Turkey, the country’s stance has become largely anti-India.

Pakistan and Turkey carrying out propaganda on Kashmir

In the year 2019, in the UN General Assembly, besides former PM of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad and PM of Pakistan Imran Khan, President Erdogan had raised the issue of Kashmir. 

Last year also, on the anniversary of the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, apart from China and Pakistan, the Turkish government had issued statements. Most of the propaganda against Kashmir is carried out on the international social media forum by the intelligence agencies of Turkey and Pakistan.

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It is noteworthy that the economy of Turkey, like Pakistan, is rapidly deteriorating and its economy is deteriorating just like that of Pakistan. The FATF, an agency set up to curb terrorist funding and illegal international funding, last year put Turkey on a “gray list” along with Pakistan.

first published:Jan. 30, 2022, 7:20 p.m.

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