December 5, 2022

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Afghanistan: Erdogan proposes face-to-face meeting with Taliban leaders

Security situation in Afghanistan Fast, the city is then being replaced by radical Islamists Taliban Taken. President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Now he wants to consult with their leadership about the expansion.

“The latest developments and the situation of the people of Afghanistan are very worrying,” Erdogan told CNN Turk. The Turkey So look for a dialogue with the Taliban. “Maybe I can meet the person who will be their leader,” Erdogan said.

The Turkish president had earlier announced that he would hold talks with the Taliban on securing Kabul airport. Ankara Agreed in principle to protect the international airport after the complete withdrawal of international troops from the country. However, Turkey is seeking diplomatic, financial and logistical support United States. Negotiations between Ankara and Washington Last.

Parallel to the rapid progress of the United States and others ThenThe Taliban have seized large parts of the country in recent months. More than a quarter of the provincial capitals in Afghanistan are now controlled by militants.

In June, US intelligence officials considered Afghanistan the capital Accept The Taliban could come under control within six to twelve months of the US military withdrawal. Considering the rapid progress of the Islamists, these assessments have now become Clearly downward fixed. The decline may occur in 30 to 90 days, The Washington Post reported Citing unnamed sources in US intelligence.

Biden: Afghans “must fight for their state”

The last NATO troops left the US base in Baghram in early July. This stopped the 20-year-old troops in the Hindu Kush. Due to the current situation in the country Germany His deportations Suspended for Afghanistan for the time being.

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Despite the escalation of violence, the United States is still clinging to its withdrawal plans. The White House and that Pentagon It reiterates that the ceasefire by US troops in Afghanistan will end in about three weeks as planned. Now the US President has said that Afghans “must fight for their own state.” Joe Biden At the White House in Washington on Tuesday. From 1996 to the US-led intervention in 2001, the Taliban controlled large parts of Afghanistan.