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Turkey’s President Erdogan calls for ‘multilateral dialogue’ to resolve Kashmir issue

Discussion in 'Greater Asia & Middle East' started by AbRaj, May 1, 2017.

  1. AbRaj

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    Turkey’s President Erdogan calls for ‘multilateral dialogue’ to resolve Kashmir issue
    Updated: May 01, 2017 00:00 IST

    By Rezaul H Laskar

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    PTITurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan upon their arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi on Sunday. (PTI)
    Hours before arriving in India for an official visit, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a “multilateral dialogue” with Turkey’s involvement to resolve the Kashmir issue.

    The remarks, made during an interview with WION news channel, are expected to ruffle feathers in New Delhi, which has consistently said Kashmir is a bilateral issue that must be settled through talks with Pakistan.


    Expressing concern at the stand-off between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, Erdogan offered to get involved in settling the issue.

    “We should not allow more casualties to occur and by strengthening multilateral dialogue, we can be involved, and through multilateral dialogue, I think we have to seek out ways to settle this question once and for all, which will benefit both countries,” he said.

    Some foreign policy mandarins in New Delhi believe Turkey’s stance on Kashmir is closely aligned to Pakistan’s position on the issue. Erdogan’s remarks will strengthen this impression.

    The remarks came against the backdrop of continuing unrest in Kashmir and the stalling of India-Pakistan diplomatic contacts since a string of terror attacks in 2016.

    Responding to a question on whether the OIC’s references to self-determination as a means to resolving differences over Kashmir were valid, and whether self-determination should be universally applied to other crises such as Tibet, Taiwan, Balochistan or even the Kurdish issue, he said the OIC represents a certain population.

    “It (OIC) has its area of influence. It has economic and political strengths, it has a say in global matters and it can contribute to world peace. If something has been approved by all member-states, it should not be criticised or questioned. OIC members also have weight in the United Nations. Turkey supports India to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council.”

    Erdogan said he hopes to boost bilateral trade and investment during his visit to India, including joint investments in third countries. Reducing the trade deficit with India would also be a priority.

    “I visited India in 2008 as the Prime Minister of Turkey. Since then, India has emerged even stronger: it is respected by all. For its part, Turkey’s voice is easily heard all over the world. My visit will deepen Turkey-India relations,” he said.

    Bilateral trade is currently about $6.5 billion, up from about $4 billion in 2010, with the balance in India’s favour.

    “I want a win-win situation and a favourable trade balance. We opened consulates at Mumbai in 2011 and Hyderabad in 2013, so it confirms the importance Turkey attaches to India. Turkey can take greater steps to export to India. A 150-strong business delegation will accompany me to India. Maybe Turkish and Indian companies can invest in third countries,” Erdogan said.

    On the issue of India’s bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Erdogan said he favours both India and Pakistan being admitted.

    “Both India and Pakistan have the right to aspire for NSG membership. I think India should not assume such an attitude. If Turkey was fair enough to support Pakistan, it was fair enough to support India. We are very objective and positive to the NSG process,” he said.

    Erdogan also accused the West of being “aggressive” towards Muslims. “The Hijab is necessitated by faith i.e. Islam. The West has been aggressive towards Muslims. You can see it in the burning down of mosques, vandalizing the walls of a mosque with the Swastika sign, banning Hijab, etc,” he said.

    “We are not against any faith. We protect synagogues or churches from possible terror attacks but the West needs to reciprocate but it is not doing so.”

    Asked about the way forward in Syria, where Turkish troops are engaged in operations against the Islamic State, Erdogan said the US and its allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar must join forces with Russia, Iran, and Turkey to eradicate the terror group.

    “The Islamic State is a remotely located terrorist organization. Of course, we are fighting the Islamic State but the coalition forces are not fighting the Islamic State as committedly (sic) as us,” he said.
    http://m.hindustantimes.com/india-n...shmir-issue/story-HhI5poxFQLNSdnpkUrl35I.html
     
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    @Hellfire @Agent_47 @nair @Ankit Kumar 001 @vstol jockey
    I suggests GOI to ask him nicely to pack his bags and leave.

    This idiot want to solve others dispute while waging war on its own population. Approx 300 journalists are rotting in prison. Hundreds of schools and colleges are forced to close and staff is suspended or prisioned. Up to thousands are running for their life and let's not discuss about Kurdish genocide. And this idiot wants to solve Kashmir.
    BTW look at his arrogant attitude , it seems he overestimates his and his sultanate's (which is no more than Pakistan of Europe) importance.
    LOL his voices are heard
    He has strong influence in UN.
    Is it a joke??
     
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    Erdogan 'Seriously Saddened' US Supporting Syrian Kurdish Fighters
    April 30, 2017 11:31 AM
    • Ken Bredemeier
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    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gestures as he delivers a speech at a conference in Istanbul, April 29, 2017.

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his government is "seriously saddened" by television footage showing U.S. military forces operating alongside Syrian Kurdish fighters that Ankara views as terrorists and Washington believes are the most effective fighting force against Islamic State jihadists.

    Turkish forces last week launched airstrikes on Syrian Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers to be the Syrian affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, against which it has been waging a three-decade-long fight for control of southeastern Turkey.

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    People gesture at a U.S military vehicle travelling in Amuda province, northern Syria, April 29, 2017.



    The U.S. slammed the Turkish strikes, saying they were not approved by the U.S.-led coalition and "led to the unfortunate loss of life of our partner forces."

    After the Turkish attack, the U.S. sent military vehicles with American flags to the Syrian side to patrol with YPG fighters, apparently to prevent further clashes.

    "Unfortunately... the presence of an American flag along with the [insignia] of a terror organization called YPG in a convoy has seriously saddened us," Erdogan said in Istanbul before heading on a trip to India.

    Turkey and the United States, NATO allies, have long disagreed about the role of the Syrian Kurdish fighters in trying to retake Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq.

    White House meeting

    Erdogan said that when he meets with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on May 16 he hopes to change the American leader's mind about U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish fighters.

    "This needs to be stopped right now," Erdogan said. "Otherwise it will continue to be a bother in the region and for us. It will also bother us as two NATO countries and strategic partners."

    The Turkish leader said that Ankara's forces might bomb the YPG positions again, at any time it wants.

    "I said yesterday: 'We can come unexpectedly in the night.' I really meant that. We are not going to tip off the terror groups and the Turkish Armed Forces could come at any moment."
     
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    BTW look at our boot licker chumma lovers. They didn't find any other Arab suitable for their prestigious honorary degree. Idiots
    have some vendetta against Indian Muslims. Is Azim Premji or Yusuf Hamied or B Abdur Rahman less significant than even this dictator?

    Erdogan to be honoured at Jamia
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    Kallol Bhattacherjee
    NEW DELHI APRIL 30, 2017 21:47 IST
    UPDATED: APRIL 30, 2017 21:50 IST

    In recent years, Jamia Milia Islamia has emerged as an important centre for studies in Turkish language and culture.
    The life and career of nationalist icon, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, will be the focus when President Erdogan of Turkey receives an honorary degree at the Jamia Milia Islamia on Monday.

    President Erdogan who landed in the capital on Sunday evening will be hosted at the Dr. M.A. Ansari Auditorium of the Jamia Milia Islamia where Vice-Chancellor Lt. Gen. (Retired) M.A. Zaki will confer the Degree of Doctor of Letters to him, stated an announcement from the university.
    Ansari was one of the leading lights of the freedom movement who also led the People’s Mission to Ottoman Empire during 1912-1913.

    The former Ambassador of Turkey Burak Agcapar authored a book on Ansari recounting the episode when he led the mission to Turkey during the Balkan war.

    In recent years, Jamia Milia Islamia has emerged as an important centre for studies in Turkish language and culture.
     
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    Jamia invites Erdogan, some oppose ‘dictator’
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    FILE: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool
    NEW DELHI: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on his two-day tour to India, will be presented with an honorary doctorate degree at JamiaMillia Islamia.

    "Erdogan will visit the campus as Jamia is the only institution in the country which provides academic courses in Turkish language and literature. We have certificate as well as diploma courses and advanced diploma covering both Ottoman and modern Turkish language," said Mohsin Ali, founder of Turkish department Jamia.

    Speaking on the relation between Turkey and India, Ali said both the nations have an old relationship. "Our Bhakti movement and the teachings of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, both talk about intolerance and peace." "This event will boost the educational relationship between the countries. More than 30 students of our university have gone to Turkey for the student-exchange programme so far," he added.

    Some students and alumni, however, have opposed the decision claiming that Erdogen has been involved in "blatant human rights violation and has become a dictator in Turkey."

    There are campaigns against the felicitation. On a website, change.org, started by a Jamia alumnus, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, an appeal has been made to reverse the decision.

    In the petition directed to Jamia VC Talat Ahmed, Sengupta said, "Erdogan, who has won a fraudulent plebiscite in order to crown himself an unchallenged dictator of Turkey, is a toxic influence in Turkish public life, in west Asia and in the world. He has stifled dissent, cracked down on the rights of working people, women and minorities in Turkey and is conducting a brutal war on the people of Kurdistan."

    Criticising the campaign Ali said "This is done by a section of students who are supporters of Islamic preacher Fetullah Gulen." Gulen, the exiled preacher and politician has blamed Erdogan of attempting a coup against him in July last year.

    Saima Saeed, deputy media coordinator Jamia said "The President's visit is part of a state visit and those protesting against the honour have no idea about it. One should not give cognizance to these fringe elements."

    The President will be in the county on April 30 and during his visit, both the nations will be exploring ways to strengthen anti-terror cooperation and deepen trade ties.
     
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    It's time to put this bastard in his place. The next time he spouts off about Kashmir, India better start raking up the Kurdish issue as well as his country's history with Armenians, and most importantly, India should have something to say about Erdogan's blatant violation of all democratic norms and principles in his own country as we speak.

    Who the hell does he think he is to hold any sort of dialogue on Kashmir?
     
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    He is sultan of turkey. He is next to Kim jong in power. He can do whatever he wants.....



    Of course verbally.
     
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    'Multi-lateral' means India, Pak and Erdogan's great grand father?
     
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    India should be supporting the Kurdish cause. They deserve a autonomous region of their own. Hope it will be the positive outcome from this conflict.
     
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    According to the Shimla agreement ,
    the talks would be bilateral and under the current circumstances it would be solely depend on our decision.Our own situation.

    So if Mr Erdogan is in India for a good ties he should watch his mouth .We will appreaciate the effort for good economical and trade links .Nothing more than that .

    Turkey is noone to interfere in our political matters .Even US cant do anything about that concerns our territorial integrity .
    So Turkish should think twice what chance do they have to influence our decisions?
     
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    Erdogan is really overestimating his position and pushing his luck .
    He should remember that influential gap between India and Turkey .
     
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    India has good relation with Kurds .
     
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    Because Turkey is part of NATO,and is a major player in the Levant crisis,Mr Erdogan thinks Turkey is a major global player,leader of Muslim ummah and can influence issues in far away lands like Hindustan
     
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    Mr Erdogan 'thinks' doesnt mean he can itch us with his motor mouth .
    NATO's Grandad USA would think twice before they say anything about Kashmir .
    Turkey is noone in there .
    China is already understanding their limitation.
    This time perhaps we will ignore this Turkish .But if he goes further ,we will force to support Kurds demands .
    And India supports Kurds is really not good for Turkey.
     
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