Afghan peace summit in Turkey to be held by March: Sources 


KABUL: Sources close to the Taliban say the planned UN-led conference on Afghan peace in Turkey might occur on March 27; however, US sources have not yet confirmed the meeting date.
This comes as the Afghan government has been silent about proposed Turkey’s summit.
Meanwhile, as Anadolu News Agency reported on Tuesday, Turkey’s ruling party spokesman said that the government was willing to participate in reconciliation efforts for peace in Afghanistan and the region.
“Afghanistan is a very significant country for us,” said Omer Celik, a spokesman for the Justice and Development (AK) Group, after meeting the party’s Central Executive Board in Ankara.
“Turkey is happy to be engaged in all forms of diplomatic efforts for peace in Afghanistan and the region,” Celik said in response to a query regarding current intra-Afghan peace talks.
The remarks came when the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken suggested the meeting in a letter to President Ashraf Ghani regarding the latest peace initiative and a transitional government formation.