Turkey hiring Kashmiri separatists in Turkish media to tarnish India`s picture globally


New Delhi: This 12 months on August 15, 2020 in an article revealed in Turkish media by Ruwa Shah, daughter of separatist chief Altaf Ahmad Shah, wrote about how she feels for her besieged home whereas staying 1000’s of miles away in Turkey. While sharing her views she additionally talked about that youngsters in Kashmir by no means had a traditional life. 

Altaf Shah is an accused of terror funding in a case registered in 2017 by India’s central probe company National Investigation Agency (NIA). As per the NIA investigation, separatist chief Altaf Shah was discovered to be concerned in receiving and gathering funds by unlawful means, together with hawala  for inflicting disruption in Kashmir Valley by the use of pelting stones on safety forces, burning faculties, damaging public property and waging battle towards India.

The article, revealed by Ruwa Shah in Turkish media, is a part of a well-planned conspiracy to malign India’s picture internationally. The propaganda towards India within the Turkish media is a component of a bigger conspiracy. Not solely Kashmiri separatists, nevertheless it has been seen in the previous couple of years that a lot of Pakistani journalists have been employed by Turkish media on the instruction of Erdogan authorities, to capitalize on extremism within the home politics and to advance the wagon of political Islam to the world, Turkey has employed a lot of Pakistani nationals with extremist inclinations within the Turkish media, particularly within the two most outstanding international information platforms.

As per some analysts, “Anadolu Agency and TRT of Turkish media, beforehand, these two information companies most well-liked Americans and British to rent as journalists. However, as Erdogan started to advertise radicalism at home entrance and push political Islam internationally, the Turkish press went on a speedy spree of hiring Pakistani journalists, who consider in radical Islam and might be additional used as troopers to materialize Erdogan’s international aspirations by political Islam.”

Currently, out of 11 copy editors in Anadolu Agency, 5 posts have been occupied by the Pakistani nationals. The quantity is continually growing as an increasing number of Pakistanis are becoming a member of the information organisation. Similarly, the Diplomatic Editor of the TRT — Mohsin, can also be a Pakistani origin particular person. It is believed that he has been tasked to make sure widespread pursuits of Pakistan and Turkey collectively in protection and promote the widespread agenda of each the nations at worldwide platforms. Besides these journalists, Turkish media has additionally employed quite a lot of separatist components from Jammu and Kashmir.

Foreign coverage observers argue that “A number of Pakistani journalists working with these news outlets have been placed by the Pakistani ISI in the Turkish media to strengthen Pakistan’s position in Turkey as well as to use Turkey and allied elements to an advantage for taking on India, however, the biggest damage inflicted by Pakistani journalists with extremist thoughts has been on the syncretic culture of Turkey, which was based on Sufi thoughts. Individuals working in Turkish media are also working towards replacing the liberal form of Islam being practiced in Turkey with the radical Pakistani-Deobandi Islam.”

Many consider, eventually, the Turkish society must get up to the injury brought on by the radicalization efforts of Erdogan authorities with Pakistan’s assist as in addition to offering geopolitical mileage to Erdogan, the unconventional Pakistani journalists have additionally been liable for pushing extremist content material domestically in Turkey and manufacturing consent amongst the widespread public in Erdogan’s favour.

Turkish President Erdogan has pulled off one other Hagia Sophia. After the conversion of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Hagia Sophia and Kariye Church, Heybeliada is his subsequent goal and plenty of others is perhaps within the line. His authorities plans to transform the Heybeliada Sanatorium — a hospital inbuilt 200 acres of land on certainly one of ‘Princes’ Islands’, to a non secular faculty for radicalising the kids. The land has been taken from the Health Ministry and handed over to Diyanet — the Directorate of Religious Affairs.

Besides being a major improvement, it’s a extra symbolic one. Heybeliada beforehand had a non secular faculty which was shut down in 1971 by the federal government. Hence, by this move Erdogan needs to speak to the Muslim Ummah that he’s on a mission of re-establishing Islamic establishments and reinforcing Islamic symbols.

This is believed to be a main step of the method of handing over the spiritual training from the management of the Ministry of National Education’s General Directorate of Religious Education to the Diyanet. Currently,uncountable numbers of colleges are being run to radicalize the Turkish youth by coaching them in radical Islamic theology, elevating up as clerics, and later sending on a mission to radicalize the Turkish inhabitants and preach political Islam elsewhere on this planet. Another concept is to lift the upcoming generations as a herd of non-critical, non-inquisitive, and non-inventive people who might be simply lured to just accept the supremacy of Erdogan and may combat for his pursuits.

Erdogan and his social gathering have been specializing in weaker college students in addition to these coming from the marginalized societies. On failing to safe admissions in higher faculties as a consequence of poor educational efficiency, academically weaker college students are left with no choice besides becoming a member of spiritual faculties. Further, the training construction in Turkey is extremely fragmented on the idea of sophistication division. The prosperous households ship their youngsters to non-public faculties and the middle-class households ship their youngsters to public faculties. Whereas, underprivileged households often ship their wards to non secular Islamic clergy faculties or Madrassas, the place they fall sufferer to the radicalization agenda of Erdogan.

Under Erdogan’s regime, the Diyanet has develop into all-pervasive and one of the crucial highly effective establishments in Turkey. The Diyanet can also be lavishly spending on printing spiritual calendars for youngsters of Turkey. The Diyanet has not too long ago issued a receipt of 10.6 million Turkish Liras for designing and printing calendars for the 12 months 2021. It plans to publish round 3.42 million calendars in numerous codecs and contents, together with these for youngsters. The energy consolidation by the Diyanet and its rising expenditure highlights the form of prominence it has gained throughout Erdogan’s regime.

Besides instigating radical emotions, one other potential menace is of triggering sectarian violence in Turkey because the nation homes no less than 30 main Islamic sects, divided in a whole bunch of divisions.

It is kind of attainable that Pakistani journalists might replicate the efforts of Pakistan that it took to fragment societies in areas like Sindh, Gilgiit-Baltistan, and PoJK to make sure the marginalization of Sufi tradition. Hence, Turkish society must take a cautious approach in an effort to dodge the upcoming menace to their pluralistic society and take the content material revealed by Pakistani journalists with a pinch of salt.