Defence Minister: Turkey not planning to send additional troops to Afghanistan

Defence Minister: Turkey not planning to send additional troops to Afghanistan
# 23 June 2021 18:36 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey is not planning to send additional troops to Afghanistan to guard the Kabul airport, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"We are already present in Afghanistan, and there is no question of sending additional military forces there to guard the airport in Kabul," Akar said, as quoted by the NTV broadcaster.

Earlier this month, Ankara said that the Turkish forces were planning to guard the Kabul airport after the US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan.

 

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