Turkey expects the federal government in Afghanistan to be “inclusive” earlier than any settlement might be made about working Kabul’s strategic airport, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Sunday.
Turkey had been planning to assist safe and run the airport earlier than the hardline Islamist Taliban swift seize of the Afghan capital final month.
There have been additionally negotiations on the topic this summer season between Turkish and US officers however after the Taliban’s return, Turkish troops stationed within the nation pulled out.
Turkey’s withdrawal alongside different NATO forces adopted the tip of america’ longest army battle final month.
The autumn of Kabul shattered the plans however Turkey had been holding talks with the Taliban concerning the situations below which it might assist function the airport.
“The federal government in Afghanistan will not be inclusive, will not be embracing all totally different factions. As long as that would be the query we cannot be current in Afghanistan, but when the federal government shall be extra inclusive, we might be there, current, as Turkey,” Erdogan advised American broadcaster CBS Information.
“We might anticipate all girls to be concerned in each facet of life in Afghanistan in a really lively approach. And at any time when girls change into extra lively in each facet of life, we will help them,” he added, based on an interview transcript supplied by CBS Information.
Erdogan mentioned Turkey’s administration of the airport with US President Joe Biden throughout their first assembly in June on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels.
However relations are strained between the 2 presidents, with Erdogan admitting on Thursday that they had “not gotten off to a great begin”.
One of many points inflicting tensions is Turkey’s buy of a Russian missile defence system, which Washington says is a risk to the Western alliance.
Forward of a go to to Russia on Wednesday, Erdogan indicated within the CBS Information interview that Turkey would go forward with a second buy from Moscow.
“Sooner or later, no one will be capable of intervene by way of what sort of defence programs we purchase, from which nation at what degree,” Erdogan mentioned in response to questions on Turkey’s future intentions.
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