The recent report of Pakistan transferring nuclear missile technology to Turkey sent shockwaves around the globe, it exposed the nexus between Ankara and Islamabad, which in turn has far-reaching ramifications for regional stability and security. The growing threat of terrorism as a result of this nexus is of serious concern to India and Greece.
New Delhi: The recent report of Pakistan transferring nuclear missile technology to Turkey sent shockwaves around the globe. Concurrently, it exposed the nexus between Ankara and Islamabad, which in turn has far-reaching ramifications for regional stability and security. The growing threat of terrorism as a result of this nexus is of serious concern to India and Greece. As a result of this, both nations have been looking towards deepening their strategic partnership as a way to counter Turkey and Pakistan’s sinister designs in the region.
Speaking in a webinar titled “Indo-Greek Cooperation: Countering the Turkey-Pakistan Nexus”. organized by Red Lantern Analytica, Andreas Mountzouroulias Editor-in-Chief, Pentapostagma, Greece
called for an Indo-Greek alliance in the wake of Turkey supplying nuclear missile technology to Pakistan. He argued that to counter this alliance, India and Greece should consider joint production of weapons. While pointing out the dynamics of this nexus, Andreas highlighted Ankara’s support for Pakistani terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir; Turkey’s interference in Greece; and Turkey’s actions to lure Indian students into terrorism via scholarships and NGOs. In closing, he urged India and Greece to formulate a new dogma of cooperation that could counter the Turkish President’s Caliphate dreams, which pose a threat to the entire world.
Dr Vandana Mishra, Assistant Professor of JNU referred to the recent beheading of a teacher in Paris as the watershed moment that expanded the divide between Turkey and France. By mentioning this incident, Dr Mishra further highlighted the Turkey-Pakistan-China nexus that has led to Ankara going against the European Union and the United States. She pointed out that despite both Turkey and Pakistan being Islamic nations, neither of them have stood up to China for their ethnic cleansing of Uyghurs. Dr Mishra then went on to underline the room available for an Indo-Greek alliance based on cultural exchanges of varied kinds. She stated that such an alliance can become the foundation for a deeper strategic partnership because it is “a partnership of principles”.
Emmanouil Fragkos, Member of European Parliament started by underscoring the religious intolerance against minorities at the behest of Turkey and Pakistan. By referring to various such incidents of religion-based violence, Fragkos accentuated Turkey’s disputes with countries like Greece, Cyprus, Armenia, and Syria. Calling Turkey and Pakistan fanatic regimes, he argues that such countries should not possess nuclear weapons as they pose a threat to world peace. In this regard, Fragkos highlighted his own efforts to create a lobby against Turkey’s nuclear ambitions. He further stated that Erdogan’s Caliphate Dreams won’t materialize because of three reasons- Turkey having reached its maximum; loss of allies in the Arab world; and the possibility of Kurds being in majority by 2050. In closing, Fragkos observed that Turkey is investing in the radicalization of Indian Muslims for the benefit of Pakistan, which should ring alarm bells.