Forbes: Kabul airport is controlled by the Haqqani network, an entity designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States and subject to international sanctions. The network’s leader, Sirajuddin Haqqani, is Afghanistan’s Interior Minister and intelligence chief and is wanted for prosecution in the United States. The head of civil aviation, which oversees Afghanistan’s
Ariana: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey had offered to operate Kabul airport in Afghanistan with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates and was awaiting the response of the Islamic Emirate [Taliban] to the proposal. He was speaking at a news conference at the end of a NATO summit in Madrid. Click here
Ariana: A contract for the regulation and management of the country’s four airports was signed with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday, the Afghan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) said. The agreement comes as Turkey and Qatar have been negotiating with Islamic Emirate officials for months to manage Afghanistan’s international airfields, however, the negotiations stalled
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).
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
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
Tolo News: Officials at Afghanistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) said that although the airport is operational to allow for international flights in the country, due to the political challenges the flights have not become normal. “We do not have a specific timetable and schedule for flights as we used to have in Kabul airport. Only
AFP: Turkey expects the government in Afghanistan to be “inclusive” before any agreement can be made about operating Kabul’s strategic airport, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Sunday. Turkey had been planning to help secure and run the airport before the hardline Islamist Taliban swift capture of the Afghan capital last
Ayaz Gul VOA News September 26, 2021 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban government Sunday asked foreign airlines to resume commercial flights to and from Kabul, saying problems at the capital city’s airport had been resolved and the facility “is fully operational.” The Islamist group regained control of the war-torn country in mid-August following the collapse of the