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President Erdoğan discussed developments in Afghanistan with British Prime Minister Johnson

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone conversation with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

According to the statement made by the Presidency's Directorate of Communications, issues that will improve Turkey-United Kingdom relations and regional issues, particularly the developments in Afghanistan and migration, were discussed.

In his meeting with British Prime Minister Johnson, President Erdoğan stated that Turkey's current priority in Afghanistan is the evacuation of its citizens, and said that they can continue their responsibility to ensure the security of Kabul Airport if appropriate conditions arise.

Pointing out that a new wave of migration is inevitable if necessary measures are not taken in Afghanistan and Iran, President Erdoğan underlined that before Afghan irregular migration turns into a crisis, everyone, especially European countries, should sincerely take responsibility and the international community should come together on this issue.

Stating that Afghan people should be assisted in their own lands and neighboring countries so that the migration originating from Afghanistan does not cause new humanitarian tragedies, President Erdoğan stated that this migration pressure can be reduced by increasing the financial contributions of the relevant UN agencies, especially the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and by playing a more active role.

 

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