After winning the controversial referendum which gave him unlimited powers and to be in the position till 2029, Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan has arrived in India on Friday. He is expected to hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on bi-lateral and regional issues. India is expected to seek its support for the bid to NSG Membership during the meet. Though Turkey is already a member of the NSG – Nuclear Suppliers Group, it has not objected to the membership of India.
This is the first international visit since the win by Erdogan who is accompanied by his wife Emine Erdogan and senior cabinet members along with some 150 odd business delegates.
Speaking on India-Pakistan issue, India said that it is aware of Turkey’s relationship with Pakistan but Kashmir is out of the context since it is a bilateral issue which should be solved only by the two countries.
Turkey had blamed Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organisation (FETO) for the recent failed coup attempt and said the outfit has “infiltrated” India as well and wanted strict action to be taken against the organisation. Turkey has called FETO as “secretive transnational criminal network”.
The issues of Syria is also expected to be featured in the talks.