Turkey Won’t Send Additional Troops for Kabul Airport Security


KABUL: Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said that Turkey will not send additional troops to Afghanistan for the security of Kabul Airport.


Talking to reporters, Akar said Turkey had a military presence in Afghanistan working under NATO’s Resolute Support Mission to guard the airport for six years. He said that details of the plan were still being discussed.


After the announcement of US troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, Turkey has offered to provide security and Kabul Airport.


According to TRT, a state-run Turkish media, a US delegation is set to meet with Turkish officials to discuss future Kabul Airport security plans.