Taliban’s iron fist approach not the way that Muslims should deal with each other
Istanbul: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Taliban “need to end the occupation of their brothers’ soil and show the world that peace is prevailing in Afghanistan right away,” He said the Taliban’s approach was not the way that Muslims should deal with each other.
The Taliban ruled Afghanistan with an iron fist from 1996 to 2001 and have fought for 20 years to topple the Western-backed government in Kabul and reimpose Islamic rule. They are making a fresh push now to gain territory as foreign forces pull out.
Earlier Ankara, offered security to run and guard Kabul airport in the capital after NATO withdraws and has been in talks with the United States on financial, political and logistical support for the same.
Meanwhile Taliban warned Turkey against the plan to keep some of their troops in Afghanistan to run the airport, calling the strategy reprehensible and warned of consequences.
When asked about the Taliban’s comment, Erdogan said, In the statement made by the Taliban there is no phrase ‘We don’t want Turkey’
With inputs from Reuters