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Turkey hopes to form a truly inclusive government in Afghanistan, where all sectors of society will be represented. This was stated by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during a speech at a high-level ministerial meeting organized by the UN, Anadolu news agency reported on September 13.

The senior diplomat also pointed to the need to provide all possible support to the Afghan people in managing the crisis.

“A third of the Afghan people today are faced with the threat of hunger, half of the population is in need of emergency humanitarian aid,” he said. Since the 1920s, Turkey has been helping Afghanistan in education for girls, strengthening the role of women in society and other spheres.

The Minister noted that the Turkish Embassy in Kabul continues to function for humanitarian purposes and future steps should be collective. Cavusoglu added that providing Afghanistan with humanitarian aid is “a matter of conscience.”

On September 9, the new Afghan authorities renamed the Kabul airport, removing the mention of ex-Afghan President Hamid Karzai from the name of the air harbor. On the same day, the first commercial flight departed from the airport to Doha, the capital of Qatar. According to the source, the airport is currently ready to serve civil flights.

Experts from Qatar and Turkey are working on the restoration of the Kabul airport along with Afghan specialists. Qatar provided Afghanistan with computers and scanners to check baggage and passengers.

The Taliban terrorist movement (banned in the Russian Federation) abandoned the inauguration ceremony of the new government on September 11. However, on that day, the black and white flag of the Taliban was raised over the presidential palace in Kabul, which became the formal starting point for the establishment of the new order in Afghanistan.

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