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Wednesday 2 June 2021

Turkey to Run Kabul Airport

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KABUL (BNA) — The Turkish government has agreed to take over responsibility for Kabul’s international airport in a $130 mln deal with NATO, an Afghan government official told The National newspaper.

As reported, the deal is likely to be widely welcomed after weeks of uncertainty over the Turkish government’s continued commitment to defending Hamid Karzai International Airport.

Several hundred of the NATO member’s troops are already stationed at the airport, from which civilian and military aircraft operate.

As a September 11 complete U.S. and NATO troop withdrawal deadline looms and violence surges, the diplomatic community is increasingly concerned over safe travel in and out of Afghanistan.

The details and the exact takeover date are yet to be confirmed, the official said. A second senior source confirmed the deal.

Last month, Afghanistan’s Civil Aviation Authority asked NATO to hand over control of the air traffic control tower at Kabul’s airport, leading to concerns over the Afghan government’s capacity to safely and securely run its international airports after the withdrawal.

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  • Turks will rule all Asia in a near future. Kazakhstan and Turkey are already very advanced countries with high technology industries.

  • Turkey is a bankrupt country. Its industry depends 100% on Europe and especially Germany; they do not master any technology by themselves. As for Kazakhstan, it is run by ethnic Russians. There is not a single field in which the Turkic people shine.

  • urkey is the only reason ISIS exists in North Syria.

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