Turkey is ready to help Afghanistan but does not recognize the Taliban government

Turkey is ready to help Afghanistan but does not recognize the Taliban government


Turkey said Thursday it was ready to help the Taliban to get Afghanistan out of the humanitarian crisis, but it would not recognize the government. Turkey hosted the Taliban delegation for the first time. The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu received his Afghan counterpart Amir Khan Muttaqi.

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Turkey said Thursday it was ready to help the Taliban to get Afghanistan out of the humanitarian crisis, but it would not recognize the government. Turkey hosted the Taliban delegation for the first time. The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu received his Afghan counterpart Amir Khan Muttaqi.

Taliban strive for international recognition.

“We have communicated the importance of working with the current Taliban government to the international community. In fact, recognition and commitment are two different things, ”said Cavusoglu. “The Afghan economy must not collapse. That is why we said that the countries that have frozen Afghanistan’s accounts abroad should be more flexible so that salaries can be paid.”

The Turkish Foreign Minister met with a Taliban delegation in Ankara.

“We gave advice to the Taliban government. We said again that it should be inclusive for the unity of the country. We talked about the importance of including people from ethnic groups other than the Taliban in the administration.” Xinhua News Agency quoted Cavusoglu as a saying

“We have said that this is not only a request from Western countries, but also the Council of the Islamic World,” the Xinhua news agency quoted the minister as saying.

Meanwhile, the Taliban delegation called on Turkey to continue supporting humanitarian aid and development projects

Taliban officials pledged to support the Afghan refugees who want to return to the country from Turkey, he said.

(With contributions from agencies)

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