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Doğu Akdeniz’de Pakistan faktörü - Doç. Dr. İsmail Şahin - 10 Tem 2020 - Diriliş Postası

Türkiye, Doğu Akdeniz’de deniz yetki alanlarına yönelik hak ve menfaatlerini koruma kararlılığını uluslararası hukuk çerçevesinde attığı fiili ve hukuki adımlarla ortaya koymaya devam ediyor. Türkiye’nin bu eylemlerinin,hiçbir devlete karşı örtülü veya açık bir saldırganlık niyeti taşımadığı çok bellidir. Buna rağmen, Ankara’yı uluslararası platformlarda yalnızlaştırmak için sıkı bir lobi faaliyeti yürütüldüğü, kara propaganda yapıldığı net bir şekilde görülebiliyor.

Türkiye’nin, Doğu Akdeniz’de deniz güvenliğini sağlamak adına yürüttüğü başarılı politikaya büyük destek veren ülkelerin başında, Pakistan geliyor. Pakistan, Kurtuluş Savaşı ve Kıbrıs Barış Harekâtı gibi en zorlu dönemeçlerde, uluslararası politik baskılara rağmen somut yardımlarıyla Türkiye’nin yanında yer almış ender ülkelerden biridir. Günümüzde ise Akdeniz Kalkanı Harekâtı’na katılımıyla, Türkiye’den yana olan tarihsel tavrını bir kez daha ortaya koymuştur.

Pakistan her fırsatta Türkiye’nin, Kıbrıs ve Doğu Akdeniz’deki haklılığını desteklediğini ifade etmekten geri durmadığı gibi bu hususta “bizim kaynaklarımız, sizin kaynaklarınızdır” felsefesini kendisine rehber edinmiş bir vaziyettedir. Pakistan nükleer silah teknolojisine sahip dokuz ülkeden biri olmasının yanı sıra deniz, hava ve kara gücü bakımından da yerkürenin en güçlü ordular sıralamasında ilk yirmi ülke arasında yer alıyor. Bu yüzden 220 milyonluk nüfusuyla dünyanın en kalabalık beşinci ülkesi olan Pakistan’ın askeri caydırıcılık kapasitesi oldukça yüksektir. Yunan medyasının Pakistan’ın Doğu Akdeniz’deki rolüne dikkat çekmesi buradan ileri gelmektedir.

Türkiye ile Pakistan’ın, askeri ve savunma alanında başlattıkları projeleri daha geniş sahaya yaymaları gerekmektedir. İki ülke arasındaki bu denli tarihi bağlara ve işbirliğine rağmen ticaret hacminin bir milyar doların altında seyretmesi, her iki ülkenin potansiyelini yansıtmaktan çok uzaktır.

Ticari ilişkilerin beraberinde eğitim, kültür ve sinema konularında da ortak projeler yapılması, her iki ülkeye yumuşak güç bağlamında önemli kazanımlar sağlayacaktır. Dahası Türkiye ile Pakistan arasında güçlü, kalıcı ve zengin içerikli işbirliği programlarının hayata geçirilmesi, Akdeniz’den Umman Denizi’ne kadar uzanan bölgenin güvenlik, istikrar ve refahına şüphesiz kayda değer katkılar sunabilme imkânına sahiptir. Tüm bu fırsatlar, zaman kaybetmeden değerlendirilmelidir.

Benzer durum Azerbaycan için de geçerlidir. Üç ülkenin Keşmir, Kıbrıs ve Karabağ konularında ortak çözümler üretmek kadar, bölgesel diğer sorunlar için de yoğun bir teşrikimesai yapmaları önemlidir. Her şeyden önce Doğu Akdeniz, Orta Doğu ve Kuzey Afrika’da tehlikeli bir şekilde tırmanan çatışmalarda adı geçen üç ülkenin sonuç alıcı bir şekilde birlikte hareket etmesi yenilenmekte olan uluslararası politik yapının şekillenmesinde anahtar bir rol oynayabilir.

Azerbaycan, Pakistan ve Türkiye’nin sahip oldukları coğrafi özellikler ve kaynaklar dikkate alındığında bunların toplamının küresel ve bölgesel güç merkezlerinde meydana gelebilecek kırılmalara etki düzeyinin yüksek olduğu göze çarpar. Ancak burada söz konusu olan jeopolitik bir güç gösterisi değildir. Esas maksat, üç ülkenin her alanda bölgesel ve küresel barışa omuz verebilecek nitelikte, sürdürülebilir, diğer bölge ülkelerine açık, uzun vadeli girişimlerde birlikte hareket etmeleridir.

Ayrıca küresel düzeyde silahlanma yarışının hızlandığı hassas bir dönemde, kırılgan bir coğrafyada yer alan adı geçen üç ülkenin, tek başına bölgesel veya küresel çapta meydana gelen krizleri, uzun süreli yönetme ya da üstesinden gelme gibi yeterli bir kaynağı yoktur. O halde bölgesel ve küresel krizlerden azami ölçüde korunmak için üç ülkenin geniş tabanlı işbirliği yapması kaçınılmazdır.



International conference condemns Indian atrocities, illegal and unilateral actions to change status & demography of Jammu & Kashmir

ISTANBUL, 29 June 2020: Speaking at the opening ceremony of a virtual international conference on Jammu & Kashmir dispute, participants called on India to end its ongoing atrocities in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) and to reverse its illegal and unilateral actions aimed at changing the disputed status and demographic composition of Jammu & Kashmir.

The two-day International Conference is being organized by Istanbul University on the topic, “Regional and International Dimensions of the Kashmir Dispute” and features members of parliament, scholars, experts and opinion-makers from across the world.



The opening ceremony of the conference was attended by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Shibli Faraz; President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan; Chairman of Pakistan-Turkey Friendship Group in the Turkish Parliament, Ali Sahin; Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, Syrus Sajjad Qazi; Member of the British House of Lords of the UK, Lord Nazir Ahmed; Secretary General of World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai; Rector of Istanbul University, Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ak; Istanbul University Dean of Faculty of Letters, Istanbul University, Prof. Dr. Hayati Develi as well as Head of Urdu Language and Literature, Prof. Dr. Halil Toker.
In his statement, (read out on his behalf by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey), Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shibli Faraz, thanked the Government and the people of Turkey for their principled support for the just settlement of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute. He said that the current Hindu supremacist regime in India had unleashed unprecedented repression against the Kashmiris, and over 9 million people had been placed under the harshest lockdown. He called on the international community to take immediate action to stop India from changing the demography and distinct identity of IOJ&K, and to grant Kashmiris their inalienable right to self-determination.
President Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan, rejected the illegal and unilateral Indian attempts to change the disputed status of the IOJ&K and to shift the demographic balance by bringing in settlers from outside the region. He called on the global community to initiate “boycott, divestment and sanctions” campaign against India to prevent it from carrying out atrocities against the Kashmiris.

Chairman of Pakistan-Turkey Friendship Group in the Turkish Parliament, Ali Sahin reiterated Turkey’s support for the Kashmir cause and stressed that conflicts in the Muslim geographies needed to be resolved through exclusive mechanisms of the Muslim world. He expressed grave concern at the ongoing Indian atrocities in IOJ&K, stating that Kashmiri brothers and sisters must know that children of Srinagar were the children of Ankara, women of Kashmir Valley were the women of Anatolia, and tears of the Kashmiri mothers were the tears of Turkish mothers.

In his statement, Ambassador of Pakistan, Syrus Sajjad Qazi, said that if the world could react to the tragic death of George Floyd, it must also react to the deaths of tens of thousands of Kashmiris which were being killed with impunity by the Indian forces. He called on India to ease the ongoing blockade; halt its human rights violation and bring to book those responsible for it; undo its unilateral and illegal actions since 5 August 2019; and grant the Kashmiris their right of self-determination.

Other speakers also called on the international community to play its role in resolving the longstanding dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and to end the gross violations of human rights and humanitarian law by Indian occupation forces in IOJ&K.


The virtual Conference will continue tomorrow as well.

Prime Minister Imran Khan receives call from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ISLAMABAD, 25 May 2020: Prime Minister Imran Khan received a telephone call from President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, today.
President Erdogan and Prime Minister Imran Khan exchanged greetings on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. 
President Erdogan offered condolences on the tragic crash of airplane in Karachi and reiterated Turkish nation’s strong support to its Pakistani brethren in this difficult time.
The two leaders further agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation against COVID-19 pandemic to jointly address the situation. 
Prime Minister Imran Khan briefed the Turkish President on the steps taken to control the spread of Coronavirus in Pakistan. He thanked President Erdogan for providing valuable medical equipment, which was reflective of historic linkages between the two countries to help each other in times of need.
The Prime Minister, while discussing the long term economic repercussions of COVID-19, said that a comprehensive coordinated plan of action on debt relief and restructuring was needed to stave off socio-economic turbulence. The Prime Minister highlighted his call for “Global Initiative on Debt Relief” for developing countries aimed at helping them cope with the challenges.
Prime Minister Imran Khan briefed President Erdogan on the worsening human rights situation in IOJ&K accentuated by double lockdown and intensified military crackdown. He also shared Pakistan’s concerns on India’s moves to alter the demographic structure of the occupied territory, while the world was preoccupied with fighting the  pandemic. 
The Prime Minister also apprised him of the demonization of Muslims in India in the context of COVID-19, which should be rejected by the international community.

Presidents of Pakistan and Turkey exchange eid greetings

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan called President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi on 24 May 2020 and extended best wishes of the government and people of Turkey for the people of Pakistan on the occasion of blessed Eid-ul-Fitr.
Exchanging greetings on Eid al-Fitr, the two leaders discussed bilateral relations and regional issues as well as cooperation in the fight against COVID-19.

Important announcement for Pakistani students in Turkey

ANKARA, 6 April 2020: The Embassy of Pakistan Ankara as well as the Consulate General Istanbul are in close contact with the local Pakistani community members as well as Pakistani students in Turkey to ensure their safety and welfare in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are fully cognizant of the concerns being raised by some Pakistani students in Turkey, in particular with regard to the suspension of flight operations. We will once again urge patience and understanding of the entire Pakistani student community in Turkey in view of the unprecedented global challenge that has impacted all countries.

The Embassy would like to reiterate its earlier advisory to all Pakistani students to follow the local safety regulations, and strictly avoid any travel. Embassy’s previous advisories to the students in this regard are available on its official website (http://www.pakembassyankara.com) as well as twitter handle (@PakTurkey).

In this regard, we take note of a news item published by a newspaper in Pakistan on stranded Pakistani students in Turkey in which a couple of Pakistani students were quoted as claiming that they were advised by the Consulate General Istanbul to travel from another city to board the special PIA flight on Friday, 3 April.

The Embassy would like to clarify that the Pakistani nationals repatriated on the special PIA flight on Friday included tourists and visitors on short-term visas as well as Pakistanis who had earlier been left stranded at the Istanbul International Airport after suspension of flight operations. Contrary to the claims, no Pakistani student in Turkey was advised to travel to Istanbul to board the special flight.

There are currently no further updates regarding any special flight operations to Pakistan. All Pakistani students are requested to follow the official twitter handle of the Embassy of Pakistan - @PakTurkey – for any information with regard to the resumption of flight operations to Pakistan or any related development.

The Embassy, moreover, is in touch with the local universities to help address certain practical difficulties being faced by some of our students as a result of the recent safety and health regulations/measures, and reported disruption of some campus services. The Embassy would like to take this opportunity to express its gratitude to several Turkish universities for their support in helping address many of these issues, including through provision of alternative accommodation to many students after the closure of some university dormitories.

Pakistani students are requested to use the following emergency helpline numbers and email addresses to bring to Embassy’s notice any problems being faced by them at their respective universities so that they may be taken up appropriately:

Embassy of Pakistan Ankara, Telephone +90 531 496 6399, +90 537 367 9845 Email parepankara@mofa.gov.pk , parepankara.consular@yahoo.com, parepankara@yahoo.com
Consulate General of Pakistan Istanbul, Telephone +90 533 022 4695, +90 552 634 3774 Email parepistanbul@mofa.gov.pk, consulgeneral@pakconsulateistanbul.com