Turkish army bids farewell to Camp Doğan in Afghanistan after 13 years
Doğan Camp in Kabul has been handed over in a ceremony to the Afghan government by the Turkish armed forces. AA Photo.The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) have handed over Camp Doğan to Afghan government forces, marking its departure from the base it has been using in Kabul since 2002.
Turkish Maj. Gen. Mehmet Cahit Bakır and Gen. Azizuddin Ayar, a representative of the Afghanistan Defense Ministry, as well as other Afghan officials, attended the ceremony.
“We are handing over this camp to our Afghan brothers. But we will also continue to serve in the future as in the past,” Bakır said during the ceremony, adding the camp has been transferred with $3 million equipment in it.
He also said that in the last 13 years, 250,000 Afghan nationals had been treated at the barrack’s hospital, expressing his gratitude to the Turkish soldiers who had served in the barracks since 2002.