Turkey has sent help to India, which is suffering from the fierce wave of corona virus epidemic. On Wednesday, Turkish military aircraft arrived in New Delhi with this help. Turkey’s help to India, which describes Kashmir as Pakistan, is also raising doubts. In fact, Turkish dictator President Rechap Tayyip Erdogan has raised the issue of Kashmir many times even in the United Nations. This is the reason that relations between India and Turkey have remained tense for the last decade. It is said that even this is the reason why Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not visited Turkey till date.
Turkey gifted these medical materials to India
Turkey’s Ministry of Defense said that Turkish military aircraft have sent several medical equipment to India to fight against Corona. It consists of 630 oxygen tubes, five oxygen generators, 50 ventilators and tablet medicine. These devices have been sent in collaboration with the Turkish Red Crescent Society and the Turkish Ministry of Health.
Assistance sent on Erdogan’s order
The boxes containing Turkish aid equipment were inscribed on the 13th century poet Mevlana Rumi’s words ‘Hope after despair and many suns after darkness’. The head of the Turkish Red Crescent, Ibrahim Altan, said that he, along with the Ministry of Health and Defense, on behalf of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has sent assistance to India with the help of Turkey’s Foreign Ministry.
India thanks Turkey
India has also thanked Turkey. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs tweeted and wrote a thank you to the Turkish Red Crescent Society for the consignment of medical supplies coming today. In the second tweet, wrote that on behalf of the Turkish government appreciates this sense of solidarity.
Turkey and Pakistan support each other with closed eyes
Turkey and Pakistan blindly support each other not only in defense relations, but also at the diplomatic level. Recently, when there was a border dispute with Greece in the Mediterranean Sea, Pakistan openly declared its support in favor of Turkey without knowing the truth. Not only this, the navies of Pakistan and Turkey in the Mediterranean Sea also declared solidarity by conducting maneuvers. In return, Turkey openly supports Pakistan in the case of Kashmir. Turkish President Erdogan has even raised this issue on the United Nations stage. Erdogan stated in February 2020 that the issue was as important to Turkey as it was to Pakistan.
How Turkey and Pakistan’s friendship started
Actually, both Turkey and Pakistan have been American allies in the era of the Cold War. The US used these two countries the most against Russia. This is why Russia not only had to give up and defeat Afghanistan, but also had to stop expanding its army into Europe and the Mediterranean. Both Turkey and Pakistan are also almost equal in strength. The biggest similarity between these two countries is their religion is Islam. Both Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are trying to become the new caliph of the Islamic countries.
Pakistan is buying arms in large quantities from Turkey
Turkey currently ranks fourth among the countries supplying arms to Pakistan. But, with the rapid growth of defense relations between the two countries, the day is not far from when Pakistan will buy more than half of its weapons from this country. Pakistan currently buys the most weapons from its evergreen friend China. In 2018, the Turkish military-owned defense contractor firm ASFAT Inc. signed an agreement with the Pakistan Military of Technology (TOT) for four Ada-class warships under the Magnum project. Apart from this, Pakistan has also signed a deal with Turkey for the purchase of 30 number of T-129 ATAK helicopters.