Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that the Taliban has urged his country to operate Kabul Airport, but so far in this regard. No decision has been taken.
“The Taliban have urged us to operate Kabul airport,” the president told a news conference at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport before leaving for Bosnia. But we have not taken any decision in this regard yet. We will make a decision after the administration (in Afghanistan) is clear.”
He said the meeting with the Taliban lasted more than three hours at the Turkish embassy in Kabul. But he did not specify when the meeting took place.
“If necessary, we will get an opportunity of such meetings again,” he said. The president said that the process of withdrawing Turkish troops from Kabul is underway. He condemned the attacks on Thursday.