Turkish, Qatari officials plan Kabul trip to discuss airport mission with Taliban

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Turkish and Qatari officials will meet in Doha on Monday night and later travel together to Kabul to discuss a formal deal to operate the Afghan capital’s airport with the ruling Taliban, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Turkey has said it would be open to operating Kabul’s Hamid Karzai international airport along with Qatar, following the takeover of Afghanistan by the hardline Islamist Taliban in August, but only if its security demands are met. The airport is landlocked Afghanistan’s main air link to the world at a time when millions in the isolated country face hunger with …

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