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Turkish PM in Kabul/ Gen. Dostum’s Return being Reviewed

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim arrived in capital Kabul on Sunday for a day-long visit.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim arrived in capital Kabul on Sunday for a day-long visit.
Yildirim was received by Afghanistan’s Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak and Turkish Ambassador to Kabul Oguzhan Ertugrul at Hamid Karzai International Airport.

The Turkish premier was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu, Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmus, Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, the head of the Turkey-Mongolia inter-parliamentary friendship group Mehmet Erdogan, the head of the Turkey-Afghanistan inter-parliamentary friendship group Huseyin Kocabiyik and a member of parliament Aydin Unal, Yeni Safak Reported.

During his visit, Yildirim is expected to be welcomed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the presidential palace.
Peace in Afghanistan and Afghan-Turk schools development are the issues being discussed during the meeting.

After a failed coup, the Turkish government called on the Afghan government to hand over the management of these schools to Turkey because the Turkish government claims that these schools were organized by Fethullah Gulen – the person who is accused of organizing the coup in that country.

Meanwhile, there are indications that the Turkish PM will discuss the return of General Abdul Rashid Dostum, a matter which these days are once again on the tongues. But official sources have not comment yet.
The Turkish premier will also hold a closed-door meeting with Afghanistan’s CEO Abdullah Abdullah, followed by a joint news conference.

Yildirim is also expected to visit Turkey’s task force command post in Kabul and inaugurate a mosque built by Turkey’s Cooperation and Coordination Agency.

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