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Turkey can run Kabul airport ‘if US meets conditions’

July 21, 2021

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey could run Kabul airport if its Nato ally the United States met certain conditions including on logistics and financing. Turkey has been negotiating with US defence officials over its offer to help secure and run Kabul airport, which is key to allowing countries to retain a diplomatic presence in war-torn Afghanistan after the US troop withdrawal. Erdogan and US President Joe Biden discussed the issue in their first face-to-face meeting on the margins of a Nato summit in June.