Turkey most reliable country for Kabul airport mission: Hekmatyar

Afghanistan does not have the necessary means to ensure the security of Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport and requires the support of a foreign country in this regard, Afghanistan’s former Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said Tuesday, underlining that Turkey is the best and most reliable candidate for the mission, considering the deep relations between the two countries.

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Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar reiterated Monday that Turkey may consider operating Afghanistan’s Kabul airport….

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“NATO’s war here was an extension of the Russian Soviet war here….” – Hekmatyar

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Taliban discuss running Kabul airport with Turkey, Qatar: France

The Taliban are in talks with Qatar and Turkey about the management of Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday….

Most recently, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu discussed recent developments in Afghanistan with Qatari counterparts on Sunday.

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US working with Turkey, Qatar on Kabul airport: White House

The United States is working together with Turkey and Qatar on Afghanistan’s Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.

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“On the airport front, the more specific piece we’re working on with the Qataris and the Turks, who are important partners here, is getting the civilian side of the airport up and operational again….”

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Qatari aircraft carrying technical team lands in Kabul airport

“A Qatari jet carrying a technical team has landed in Kabul earlier today to discuss the resumption of operations in the airport,” [a] source told Agence France-Presse (AFP).