The Taliban, which is in power in Afghanistan, has fulfilled the wishes of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but with one condition. Erdogan wanted to take over Kabul airport, now the Taliban themselves have given him this offer. The Taliban has sought technical help from Turkey to run Kabul Airport after the departure of American troops. However, they have also said that in a short time the Turkish army will also have to leave Afghanistan.
Erdogan has been demanding for a long time
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been persuading the Taliban to operate Kabul International Airport for a long time, but the Taliban each time rejected Turkey’s appeal and issued a stern warning. Now the Taliban itself has said that it will take technical help from Turkey to operate the Kabul airbase, but its army will have to return by 31 August. Please tell that at present, about 200 Turkish soldiers are stationed at Kabul Airport.
Difficult to decide on conditional request
Turkish officials have confirmed this offer to the news agency Reuters. He also said that it would be difficult for Ankara to take a decision on the conditional request of the Taliban. Significantly, the Muslim nation Turkey was part of the NATO mission in Afghanistan and still hundreds of its soldiers are present at Kabul airport. The Taliban have ordered American and British troops to clear Kabul airport by August 31. Along with this, the Turkish army has also been asked to leave Kabul.
Imran Khan had also expressed his desire
Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has said for the past several months that it can maintain its presence at Kabul airport if requested. Turkey offered technical and security support at the airport after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. Then the Taliban rejected Turkey’s appeal, after which Erdogan tried to engage the Taliban through Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Turkey has not taken any decision yet
A senior Turkish official said the Taliban had requested technical assistance to run the Kabul airport. However, the Taliban’s demand for Turkish troops to leave Kabul would complicate any possible mission. Because without Turkish armed forces ensuring the safety of workers is a risky task. He said that talks are on with the Taliban on this issue and in the meantime preparations for the withdrawal of the army have been completed. However, it is not yet clear whether Turkey will be ready to provide technical assistance to the Taliban in the absence of its troops.