After Taliban talks, Erdogan says Turkey could run Kabul airport

After Taliban talks, Erdogan says Turkey could run Kabul airport

Recent visiting Taliban delegation made requests on 'functionality of new process in Afghanistan,' says Turkish president

News Service AA

Having previously run Kabul airport, Turkey can take similar steps in the future, along with Qatar and Afghanistan, if the three countries can reach a deal, the Turkish president said on Friday.

Speaking to reporters after Friday prayers in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that during a recent visit to Turkey, the Taliban had asked for humanitarian aid and "made requests concerning the functionality of new process in Afghanistan."

On these requests, Erdogan vowed to provide "all manner of support" to the Afghan people.

A Taliban delegation paid a visit to Turkey on Thursday to discuss bilateral issues as well as cooperation on the future of Afghanistan.

Citing recent casualties in Syria, he also underlined that in the coming period, Turkey would pursue its struggle in this war-torn country against terror groups and the Bashar al-Assad regime in "a very different way."


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