The Taliban’s high-ranking delegation has arrived in Turkey to hold talks with Turkish officials.
This is the first meeting of the Taliban and high-ranking officials of the Turkish government after the Taliban established control over Afghanistan. According to a representative of the Taliban, the delegation is headed by acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Amir Khan Mutaqi, AP reports.
Turkey and Qatar are working on opening an airport for international flights to and from Kabul, but renovation is required before resumption of commercial flights.
Currently, there are two air carriers, including Pakistan International Airlines and Kam Air, which carry out chartered flights.
The Taliban have threatened to ban the flights of the airline companies, if they don’t cut costs.
The visit to Ankara comes after the Taliban’s leaders held several meetings this week with representatives of the US, 10 European countries and the European Union in Doha.