Turkey offers to protect strategic airport in Kabul

Turkey offers to protect strategic airport in Kabul

Turkey offers to protect strategic airport in Kabul — — -Brussels (Brussels Morning) Turkey is offering to protect the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul after US forces withdraw from Afghanistan.

Experts say the move represents an attempt by Turkey to thaw relations with Washington, in light of the US planned pull-out from Afghanistan by the end of August, RFI reports.

The airport is of strategic importance because it is the safest route for humanitarian aid to reach Afghanistan and for embassy staff to leave the country.