Skip to main content

Turkey welcomes 'positive messages' from Taliban

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey is now focused on safe evacuations from Kabul airport as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praises Turkey's role in the effort.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid (C) gestures as he addresses the first press conference in Kabul on Aug. 17, 2021 following the Taliban stunning takeover of Afghanistan.

Turkey welcomed Tuesday the “positive messages” that have come from the Taliban, saying that it is now waiting to see them translated into action.

“I would like to acknowledge that the messages that come from the Taliban to the foreigners, to diplomatic missions, and to its people have been positive so far. Hopefully, they’d be translated into action,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoğlu said at a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Saffadi in Amman.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.