On Tuesday, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu expressed that Turkey is in dialogue with all sides in Afghanistan, including the Taliban.
During a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman al-Safadi in the capital Amman, where he traveled on the occasion of an official visit, Çavuşoğlu told reporters that they welcomed the messages given by the Taliban so far.
“Turkey will continue to support Afghanistan’s economic development, stability, and peace,” Çavuşoğlu added.
Al-Safadi, on his side, said his country hopes to see a unity government in the country.
The Jordanian foreign minister stated, “We hope to see a unity government in Afghanistan with the Afghan rivals agreeing on a mechanism that secures the peace and stability of the country.”
Turkey has recently been playing a proactive role in establishing peace within the country through its proposal to play a leading role in maintaining security at Kabul airport, which has received support from its NATO allies. Furthermore, Ankara has also attempted to host peace talks back in April 2021, though the conference, which was set to take place in Istanbul, was later postponed due to the Taliban’s non-participation.
On Sunday, the Taliban took over Afghanistan after capturing the capital Kabul, after which it entered the process of establishing a government that had previously been removed in 2001 after US-led foreign forces occupied the country.