A high-level delegation of Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers has arrived in Turkey for talks with Turkish officers, the International Ministry introduced Thursday. The conferences within the capital of Ankara could be first between the Taliban and senior Turkish authorities officers after the group seized management of Afghanistan. The visiting delegation is led by Amir Khan Mutaqi, the performing overseas minister, in keeping with a Taliban spokesman.
Turkey has been working with Qatar to re-open the airport within the Afghan capital of Kabul for worldwide journey. Nevertheless, repairs are wanted earlier than industrial flights can resume. There are presently two airline carriers, Islamabad-based Pakistan Worldwide Airways and Afghanistan’s privately-owned Kam Air, which operates chartered flights however at excessive prices to account for the insurance coverage. The Taliban threatened to ban the airways on Thursday except they scale back prices, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted.
The price of a one-way PIA ticket from Kabul to Islamabad prices round $2,500, up from $300 earlier than the Taliban seized energy in August.
The go to to Ankara comes after Taliban leaders held a collection of conferences with the US, 10 European nations and European Union representatives in Doha, the Qatari capital, this week.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated at a digital assembly between the Group of 20 strongest economies that the worldwide neighborhood ought to hold the channels of dialogue with the Taliban open, to “patiently and steadily steer” them towards establishing a extra inclusive authorities.
Erdogan stated Turkey, which already hosts greater than 3.6 million Syrians, can not bear an inflow of migrants from Afghanistan, warning that European nations would even be affected by a brand new wave of migrants.
The Taliban say they need worldwide recognition. They warn that weakening their authorities will have an effect on safety and spark a good greater exodus of migration from the nation.
The present Afghan authorities, which the Taliban say is barely interim, is comprised solely of Taliban figures, together with a number of blacklisted by the United Nations.