Turkey to ensure Kabul airport is safe within agreed time – Lawmaker

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Turkey is to participate in ensuring security of airport in Kabul within framework of an international agreement and taking into account the position of the Afghan side.

Ahmet Berat Conkar, deputy chairman of Turkish Parliamentary Commission International Affairs, made this known Thursday.

Turkish Defence Minister, Hulusi Akar, has said that Ankara proposed to provide security for Kabul airport after withdrawal of U.S. if certain conditions are met.

The minister also said that the final decision the matter was yet reached.

The military said that Afghan forces would be responsible for the Kabul airport’s security while foreigners would only engage in technical .

“The Afghan government and the Taliban banned in must form a structure that will ensure stability and security in the country and the presence in Afghanistan of the military forces of a country like Turkey.

“Everyone in this will trusts, create the basis for this.

“But this is a decision that will be made only by Turkey.

“The decision should be made within the framework of an international agreement that would counter the internal Afghan dynamics,’’ the lawmaker added.

According to him, in this case, Turkey will be able to ensure security and make its contribution to ensuring that an unstable situation does not arise in Afghanistan again.

“Of course, Afghanistan will act as an sovereign state, and Turkey can contribute both technically and logistically.

“A military presence also has a security value,’’ Conkar said.

The lawmaker said that Turkey’s goal was to end the instability in Afghanistan and that Ankara has no intention of taking action that the Afghan would oppose.