Turkey, Qatar Reach Agreement With Taliban on Running Airport of Kabul – Reports
02:30 GMT 25.12.2021 (Updated: 20:36 GMT 19.10.2022)
ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkey and Qatar have reached an agreement with the Taliban* Islamist movement on the management of the Kabul International Airport and four other airports in Afghanistan, the media has reported.
The parties held "productive and effective" negotiations during which they agreed to create technical groups to work on operational details in the coming days, the Anadolu news agency reported on Friday, citing its sources.
“Doha and Ankara have agreed to jointly operate Kabul International Airport", the sources told Anadolu.
A Turkish-Qatari Delegation will visit Kabul to continue the joint work.
24 December 2021, 11:13 GMT
The Taliban took over Afghanistan in August, which led to the collapse of the previous government and mass evacuations from the Kabul airport.
*The Taliban is an organisation under the UN sanctions over terrorist activities