Efforts to Resume Flights from Kabul Airport
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced efforts by Turkey, Qatar, and the US to resume flights from and to the Kabul Airport.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday that Turkey is working with the United States and Qatar to resume flights from the Kabul Airpor, however, airlines will not allow any flights until security is guaranteed.
"We are working with the US and Qatar on the Kabul airport issue. Flights should resume in accordance with international safety rules and standards. Safety is the main criterion. Who will provide it?", Cavusoglu said on Turkey's NTV broadcaster.
The Minister noted that flights can take off and land in the Kabul Airport, but airlines need time to be ready again, given the amount of damaged equipment.
"Some management company should work in the airport or some countries should cooperate to put things in order there. Nineteen technical experts remain there, and Qatari experts have also arrived and will keep working in the airport," Cavusoglu concluded.