Turkey will operate Kabul’s airport in collaboration with Qatar, according to a new report.
As part of the deal, Turkey — a NATO member — will recognize the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan, according to a report by the London-based news outlet Middle East Eye.
EXCLUSIVE: Turkey and Taliban close to deal on Kabul airport
The terms needed approval by Erdogan
• Recognition of Taliban
• Qatar, Turkey to run the airport
• Turkish private security firm
• Special forces to protect Turks
— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) August 28, 2021
News media accounts throughout the frenzied evacuation in Kabul last week pictured the deal to run the airport once the U.S. leaves this week as an on-again, off-again transaction. (Read more from “Report: New Deal for Security at Kabul Airport Would See Taliban Recognized as Legit Government” HERE)
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