Turkish caliphate Erdogan in India to strengthen ties


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan  who is supporter of Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir ,will visit India on April 30 and the most striking similarity between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is both are right-wing religious nationalists  .Observing the prevailing trend of populist leaders  who rule multicultural democracies  through their mesmerizing rhetoric and imaginary vision supported by their online communications through social networking sites.Both Erdogan and Modi nurture their desires of ruling their respective countries for unlimited prolong period.

This is Erdogan’s first visit to foreign country after wining referendum that destroys 100 years of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s democratic secularism of Turkey  and establishes Islamic caliphate by declaring himself as grand caliph.

Erdogan has used hard line for Kurds rebellion and Modi government is unable to appease  Kashmiris.

After 2016 coup ,Turkey sought support of Indian Muslims and their clerics  so therefore his visit will boost India-Turkey relations.

During his meeting with Turkish President, Modi will seek Turkey’s endorsement for India’s bid to enter the elite Nuclear supplier’s group. China has been opposing India’s membership of the NSG due to its being non signatory to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty .  Due to the rise of ISIS in Khorasan region  and the terrorism emanating from Pakistan in Kashmir, Modi will also hold elaborate discussions on counter-terror cooperation and also put forward the role played by Pakistan in Kashmir.

Both leaders will also hold talks on various bilateral, regional and international issues including situation in Syria .
Apart from strategic ties, Turkish President will strengthen the academic ties between  Jamai Millia Islamia  and Turkish universities  as JMI is the only institution in India which provides  courses in Turkish language and literature.
During his vist,Turkey-India business ties will be one of the main agenda as Erdogan is accompanied by 150 member business delegation to explore investment opportunities in India.

arti bali

By : Arti Bali

Senior Journalist

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