Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu answered questions on the NTV agenda.
THE TALIBAN PERIOD IN AFGHANISTAN
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, on Afghanistan;
“The Taliban are trying to form a government in Afghanistan. The Taliban dominated the region with the exception of Punjshir. We hope that conflicts here do not cause civil war. There is economic distress and hunger in the country. We see that the UN food supply is on the verge of depletion. Our Red Crescent is also helping the region. There is also the problem of terrorism in the region. Daesh Khorasan is there. We are working with Qatar and the United States on the Kabul airport.
Concerning the airport of Cavusoglu Kaboul;
“At the moment, planes can land and take off at the airport. Some flights have resumed. Citizens of some countries have stayed there. We also have citizens there. We have evacuated over 1,400 people. 1,600 of them are our citizens. As Therefore, Kabul airport can again be opened to international flights, the runway can be renewed., the terminal can be renewed. Currently 19 of our technicians are working there. But the more important is who will provide security? The Taliban can provide security outside the airport, but a security company or one or two states inside that the international community can trust should provide. , the insurance companies won’t let them. “
TURKEY’S POSITION IN AFGHANISTAN
Çavuşoğlu said: “We have invested a lot in Afghanistan, we have invested in education. We have invested in women and children. After all, it would be a bad decision for us to leave a country like Afghanistan altogether. It wouldn’t be fair if we left when many countries were withdrawing their embassies. ‘
DOES TURKEY KNOW THE TALIBAN?
Çavuşoğlu said: “We should not rush into this matter. The world shouldn’t be in a hurry either. Balance is needed here. This is how we act as Turkey. Government must be inclusive. If there is only the Taliban in government, people of other ethnic groups are indispensable. Women must be included. After all, when there is a crisis tomorrow, an inclusive government is needed so that the country does not fall into civil war, and it has to be inclusive for the whole world to accept. We take our thoughts directly to the Taliban. The people who have been named so far are only close to the Taliban. We will act according to conditions and developments, ”he said.
When asked if Turkey had been invited to form a government, Çavuşoğlu replied: “We have no position at the moment, a government has not been formed and we have not received a invitation.
ISSUE OF AFGAN REFUGEE MIGRATION
Regarding Afghan immigrants, Çavuşoğlu said: “It is very beneficial for everyone to solve this problem on the spot. We must ensure that the Afghans do not leave their country. There is no serious activity at the moment. This year 570,000 people emigrated and last year 3 million people emigrated. There is hunger and economic problems in Afghanistan. You may or may not like the Taliban, but even where there are wars, humanitarian aid must be delivered. On the other hand, it is necessary to provide support to neighboring countries. There are those who are considering emigrating to Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Iran. We offer cooperation with the EU and the international community, ”he said.
“The measures we are taking at the border are increasing day by day. We cannot bear the burden of more immigrants, ”he said, adding,“ We want Iran to take action.
RELATIONS WITH THE EU – IMMIGRATION AGREEMENT
“If we fully implement the March 18 agreement, there will be no problems. There must be an update because the migration issue has moved to another dimension. The EU must abandon the idea that “there is Covid, no immigrants will come”. The burden must be shared, ”Çavuşoğlu said, adding:“ It is necessary to sit down with us and consider what can be done, what the obligations are and to what extent they have been fulfilled. Then it is necessary to talk about what the two parties should do separately and together. “We can send money but not interfere,” he said.
RELATIONS WITH THE WATER
Çavuşoğlu said: “We haven’t had a problem with the UAE. There is no permanent enmity and permanent friendship in international relations, it is not without principles. Relationships can be normalized by taking mutual action. Our president and I have had mutual talks. As a result, there is a positive dynamic. If it continues like this, relations will be on the right track, ”he said.
RELATIONS WITH SAUDI ARABIA
“The talks are continuing and have been productive. Our relations with Saudi Arabia can resume. “We don’t have a problem, but they have amplified some problems and have a negative attitude towards Turkey,” he said.
RELATIONS WITH EGYPT
Minister Çavuşoğlu said: “Our delegation has left, now a delegation has come from them. They are meeting today. If we decide in the next steps, we will take action to the point of appointing an ambassador, “he said,” We can start negotiations on maritime jurisdictions if they wish too. They get more space if they deal with us. These are things that are possible and should happen. Our economic relationship is growing day by day, “he said.
NATURAL GAS TENSION IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
When Egypt left Turkey behind by establishing the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, Çavuşoğlu said: “Any agreement that excludes Turkey is not valid. They cannot do without cooperation with Turkey. If we violate our rights, we will take action. We have shown it on the ground ”, saying:“ We said: “We should organize the Eastern Mediterranean Conference, in which all countries will participate, with the suggestion of our President. We will not give up our rights under any circumstances, ”he said.
WILL THE UNITED STATES WITHDRAW FROM SYRIA?
Minister Çavuşoğlu, when asked if there would be chaos if the US withdraws from Syria, said: “They withdrew from Iraq, it was chaos, they withdrew. in Afghanistan, it was chaos. It is their choice to withdraw from Syria. We are in Syria because of the terrorist threat. This is in accordance with international law. We support Syria’s border and territorial integrity. While the United States does the opposite by supporting the PKK / YPG separatists, he said, “The understanding of the United States, ‘There is oil, I stay here’ is unacceptable.
“A political meeting with the Damascus administration is not possible,” Çavuşoğlu said, adding: “The diplomats are meeting”.
S-400 CRISIS WITH THE UNITED STATES
Cavusoglu said, “The United States must agree to a final agreement,” and said, “If the United States can buy and sell the permission of Congress, we can buy this system.