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Pakistan admits they secretly deported Turkish family wanted by Erdogan govt  

Mesut, the former vice president of Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges, and his family were allegedly abducted by personnel of the intelligence agency from their house in Lahore's Wapda Town on September 27.

By: PTI | Lahore | Updated: October 17, 2017 8:43 pm
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The Pakistan government on Tuesday admitted before the Lahore High Court that it had secretly deported a Turkish family wanted by the Erdogan government, in violation of the court’s order. Expressing its anger over the government’s deportation of Mesut Kacmaz, his wife and two teenage daughters despite its ruling not to do so, the Lahore High Court (LHC) issued a contempt of court notice to the federal government for October 20.

Mesut, the former vice president of Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges, and his family were allegedly abducted by personnel of the intelligence agency from their house in Lahore’s Wapda Town on September 27.

On a petition to stop deportation of the Turkish family, the LHC had restrained the federal government from deporting Kacmaz and his family till a decision of the case. The attorney general had also undertaken before the court that the Turkish employees of Pak-Turk Schools would not be deported till November 24.

However, the Pakistan government secretly deported the family on October 14. A counsel for Turkish families here said the Turkish educationists have been granted asylum in Pakistan under protection of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR). He said the incumbent Turkish government resorted to persecution of employees associated with Pak-Turk Schools system on political grounds.

“I spoke on phone with Kacmaz Mesut’s daughters who confirmed that they have reached Istanbul, but their parents were still in custody while they have been handed over to relatives,” the counsel said.

The daughters, aged 14 and 10, also said that Turkish police manhandled their father during the flight, he said. A government source told PTI that the decision to deport some families having links with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rival Fathullah Gulen had been taken in a recent meeting in Istanbul between Pakistan’s Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Erdogan.

He said the Chief Minister could not bear the pressure of Erdogan whom he termed as Sharif brothers “fast friend”. After the failed coup in July last year, the Erdogan government had sought the closure of Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges for being associated with Gulen’s movement ‘Hizmet’.

As many as 32 Pak-Turk schools and colleges were running in Pakistan. After the Turkish government had demanded their closure, an NGO started operating the schools and colleges. Some 115 Turkish nationals were performing at different positions in these educational institutions and more than 11,000 Pakistanis were studying in the school chain. So far 30 Turkish families have been deported from Pakistan and more than 70 are still in the country on the UNHCR asylum certificate.

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    helpus
    Oct 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm
    Please allow me to go ahead and to continue.I do also think that they (the Turks) want the bomb - therefore there is this huge exchange with Pakistan that we observe for a year and a half now, Pakistan is an alley and plays an important role in it. I do think that the Rohingha-story belongs to the same strategy - he helps them because he wants to gain power and influence in Asia - therefore he travelled to India, turks are aware of the fact that most Europeans reject them- they will never join the EU, be sure. It is ashaming to see what happened to an ins ution such as INTERPOL-do they have to work for Erdogan and to execute his orders?? I thought of it as of an idependent organisation
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      helpus
      Oct 17, 2017 at 10:06 pm
      Dear Sir or Madam, the same happens over and over in Europe, especially in Germany. According to German sources, there are at about 6000 members of the Turkish secret service (MIT) who are active here, who cross the borders to the neighboring Belgium and to the Netherlands in order to eliminate people wanted by Erdogan. The German secret service - that is funny - was asked by the Turks to help wiht that - we know that because the director of the German secret service made it public and disclosed all documents on the cases. Turkish people who were wanted byErdogan were warned by the local police stations which we have in all federal states. . We do think that Erdogan wants to establish an Sunni empire - under Turkish conduction of course. It is that he massively expands to the Balcans, to muslim states, and to Syria and Irak as well - both belonged unce upon a time to their Ottoman empire, and the conquest of these states would give him access to the Arab countries.
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