Turkey, which previously sent Syrian mercenaries to Libya and Azerbaijan, is preparing to send fighters to Kashmir to fight against India.
Greek journalist Andreas Mountzouralias made the claim in his report titled “Erdogan sends mercenaries to Kashmir” in Pentapostagama.
According to ANF, which quoted local sources in northern Syria, Abu Emsa, the head of the Turkish-backed Suleyman Shah Brigades terrorist organisation that is a part of the so-called Syrian National Army, informed his members Ankara wanted to reinforce Kashmir.
Emsa apparently told them the recruits would receive $2,000 for their participation.
The report also claimed Pakistan and Turkey are in talks for a permanent presence of surface units and aircraft of the Pakistani defense ministry in the Turkish operation “Shield of the Mediterranean”, a plan to plunder Greece and conquer Greek lands.
However, Özkan Torunlar, the Turkish ambassador to India, denied the claim saying “these reports are baseless and false”.
This is not the first time Turkey has poked its nose into the matters of other nations.
It had played an important role in the fierce clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. For Ankara, the war was a showcase for its growing role in the strategically important South Caucasus.
According to reports, the triumphant Azeri military was supplied, trained and supported by the Turkish army.
Turkey and its “religious slave” Pakistan have grown military and bilateral ties to unprecedented levels in recent years. The former has fully supported Pakistan on its Kashmir position on the international platforms, even at the UN, urging India to resolve the dispute according to the wishes of Kashmiris, as Pakistan has been maintaining.
In September, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was slammed by India for his remarks on Kashmir saying his speech constituted “gross interference” in India’s internal affairs and is “completely unacceptable”.
New Delhi said Ankara should learn to respect the sovereignty of other nations and reflect on its policies more deeply.
The recent development poses one very important question: Is the so-called “Kashmir liberation” next on cards for Turkey?