President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan performed Friday prayers at the Kerem Aydınlar Mosque in Üsküdar, Istanbul.
Erdogan answered journalists’ questions as he left the mosque.
Asked about developments in Afghanistan, Erdogan said claims that Turkey had received 1.5 million irregular migrants were false and said: “There are currently 300,000 Afghan immigrants in Turkey.”
When asked if a meeting would take place with the Taliban, President Erdogan said: “There is a case, it is the truth. When we knock on the door, we open our doors and have a meeting.
The titles of Erdogan’s statements are as follows:
“The Afghan process is over 20 years old. During this process, the whole world, especially the western world, and the Islamic world did not show the necessary attention. Whether it is Russia’s US intervention in Afghanistan, none of them have shown a healthy approach. These countries only approached these places with military weapons and that sort of thing. Billions of lire have been transferred here. Where that money is spent is very important.
“IF NECESSARY, WE CAN HAVE INTERVIEWS WITH THE TALIBAN”
Afghanistan is on its own right now, although the attitude of the Taliban is clear, there have been several talks with the Taliban. The result is obvious. America also interviewed us. We also had talks with the Taliban. We said we could have such meetings from time to time. If necessary, we can also discuss with the Taliban, there is a case, the truth, and when we knock on the door on this issue, we open our door and we conduct our negotiations.
” THE 300 THOUSAND AFGAN IMMIGRANTS CURRENTLY IN TURKEY ”
Getting away from death is Afghanistan’s most important achievement. In Turkey, there are currently 300,000 Afghan immigrants on our police records and unregistered.
ALLEGED ASYLUM AGREEMENT WITH THE UNITED STATES
The American embassy denied. America denied it, but they still keep walking on it. Unfortunately, these numbers, which both the main opposition and the opposition are saying, are all lies. These people are not compatible with lies. This nation is honest, it has come here with honest people and will continue on its way with honest administrations from now on. (To the opposition) There is no solidarity in all catastrophes, there is a lie. Be honest. Do not think that you will take the nation to places with lies. “
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