Çavuşoğlu, Blinken discuss developments in Afghanistan

Çavuşoğlu, Blinken discuss developments in Afghanistan

Çavuşoğlu, Blinken discuss developments in Afghanistan

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan in a phone call, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Aug. 28.

Çavuşoğlu also had a separate phone call with Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Çavuşoğlu and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar held a video call with their Qatari counterparts, the Turkish authorities said on Aug. 29.

The ministers met Qatar's Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani virtually to discuss the latest developments in Afghanistan, according to Turkey's Defense Ministry.


The Taliban – which took over the Afghan capital Kabul on Aug. 15, along with almost the entire country – have set a deadline of next Tuesday, Aug. 31, for foreign forces to leave the country.

While Turkey has completed the evacuation of its forces, along with Turkish nationals and associated Afghans, the US is busy working to finish its evacuations before the deadline.