Thousands of Afghanistan’s Turk descendants from inside and outside the country have written a protest letter on Friday, June 23, to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres regarding the relocation of members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the northern and north-eastern provinces of Afghanistan, demanding his serious attention.
In this letter, they stated the hostile policy of the Taliban group, considering the transfer and sheltering of a rebel armed group by the Taliban as a clear example of their close relations with all terrorist groups in the world, and added that Afghanistan has once again become a suitable platform for terrorist activities.
It is stated in the letter that the current sensitive situation in Afghanistan requires the convergence and unity of all ethnic groups and religions in the country in order to pave the way for the formation of constructive dialogues between all stakeholders and beneficiaries at the national and international level. The new social environment is conducive to the formation of a democratic political regime and a legitimate and inclusive government. But the ruling group, by intensifying its monopoly of power through ethnic-oriented and discriminatory practises and policies, becomes the cause of the further deepening of the existing crisis in the country.
In this letter, while warning of the bad consequences of the ethnic and discriminatory policies by the ruling group in the country and the accommodation of foreign and militia groups under the name of immigrants, they expressed their strong concern about the open attack on culture, personalities, and historical honours. The Turks expressed their opposition to the removal of Turkish languages (Uzbek and Turkmen) from the signboard and to limiting radio and television programmes in these languages.
They also asked the United Nations to share their concerns with Pakistan and the Taliban group and share the results with the Afghanistan people.
Meanwhile, the recent news of the transfer of some Waziristan refugees who came to Afghanistan and settled near the border with Pakistan to other parts of Afghanistan, including the north of the country, has caused wide reactions and concerns.