Security sphere situation
THE TALIBAN THREATENED “TURKISH OCCUPANTS”
The Taliban terrorist organization (banned in Russia) opposed the deployment of Turkish troops in Afghanistan, as it violates the country's sovereignty.
“Turkey's decision is incautious, it violates our sovereignty, territorial integrity and contradicts national interests. The Islamic Emirate (the self-name of the Taliban's governing system) strongly condemns this step by Turkey and believes that it will cause problems between the nations of Turkey and Afghanistan,” the Taliban said in a statement, Novosti news agency reported.
The Taliban promised to consider the presence of foreign military personnel of any country as occupation. The Taliban also warned Ankara that if the Turkish troops remain in Afghanistan, they will resist, and the responsibility for the consequences will be on the shoulders of “those who interfere in internal affairs.”
“Our policy is unchanged: we strive for positive relations with all countries on a reciprocal basis. We do not interfere in the internal affairs of others and will not allow anyone to interfere with ours,” the movement said.
Earlier, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that Ankara offered to provide security for the Kabul airport after the withdrawal of US troops, subject to a number of conditions. Later, he said that the final decision had not yet been made, and negotiations were underway with the United States and Afghanistan.