Tolo News: Afghan refugees in Iran expressed concerned about a census being taken in the country as it may cause problems with their current immigration status. Meanwhile, there are reports that hundreds of Afghan refugees are being forcibly deported by the Turkish government. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Afghanistan’s Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) officials said on Thursday that a Turkish company wants to invest $250 million in Amo river oil deposits, or oil reserves in northern Afghanistan. The officials said however that a contract has not been signed yet. They also said other foreign companies are interested in investing. Click
Ariana: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday he advised Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) officials on what steps need to be taken for the Afghan government to gain international recognition. He stated that Turkey is not in a rush to recognize the new government in Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: The Afghan Red Crescent Society has announced that a Turkish train carrying about 750 tons of humanitarian aid had arrived in the country. The aid is said to consist of 47 wagons of foodstuff, clothing, and hygiene kits. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation said that the Islamic Emirate has reached an agreement with Qatari and Turkish joint ventures on the details of aviation security, ground services and airspace of the five airports of the country. “The details have been discussed, a series of general decisions have been taken, but
Henry Ridgwell VOA News January 10, 2022 ERZURUM, TURKEY — Undocumented Afghan migrants who fled to Turkey to escape the Taliban say they are unable to get treatment and vaccines for the coronavirus. While officially registered refugees qualify for health care in Turkey, it is believed that thousands of undocumented Afghan migrants are in the country.
Ariana: Residents of the village of Balasour in Iran found two children next to their mother’s body on the border between Iran and Turkey, foreign media outlets reported. Several Iranian and Turkish media outlets, including CNN Turk and Iranwire, quoted officials as saying that an Afghan woman who had tried to enter Turkey illegally died
Some Afghan refugees living in Turkey are turning to the ancient practice of shepherding as a way to make a living. VOA’s Eyyup Demir has this report narrated by Sirwan Kajjo.
8am: The delegations of Turkey and Qatar arrived in Kabul today to negotiate with the Taliban over the management of the country’s airports. The delegations are discussing the management of the airport while the flights have not returned to normal since the Taliban came to power. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: The foreign minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu says that it is possible that the country will jointly manage five airports in Afghanistan in cooperation with Qatar after the Doha and Kabul talks. Click here to read more (external link). Related Turkey, Qatar Plan Kabul Trip to Discuss Airport Mission: Reuters Afghans Who Helped Turkish