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Police Surround Afghan-Turk School in Kabul

Afghan police surrounded the Afghan-Turk High School building in the capital Kabul city early on Friday morning. Kabul police forces do not allow anyone to enter or leave the school premises. According to police, they have orders to hand over the school to the Turkish government. Meanwhile, a number of …

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Fire in Ankara Kills Five Afghan Workers

Five Afghan workers were killed and eleven others were injured after a fire broke out Friday morning at a three-story building in the Altındağ district of the Turkish capital Ankara.  President Tayyip Erdogan said later on Friday the building in which the fire broke out was abandoned and uninhabitable, and Ankara Governor …

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Turkey to Buy 300Kg of Afghan Saffron

The Ministry of Agriculture says the export of Afghan Saffron to markets in abroad has increased, stressing that Turkey is ready to buy 300 kilograms of saffron from Afghanistan. “Several countries have shown willingness to buy Afghan saffron including Turkey which is set to buy about 300kg of the saffron …

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General Dostum to Return to Kabul On Sunday

First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum is expected to return to Afghanistan on Sunday after being in a year-long reputed exile in Turkey, a mediation delegate confirmed to Ariana News. General Dostum will return based on an agreement reached, following days of negotiations, the mediation delegate – combined of representatives …

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Ankara Urges Kabul to Close Afghan-Turk Schools

The Government of Turkey claims that Afghan-Turk schools must be closed in Afghanistan because its main office in Turkey has been closed by Turkish government. While an official from the Afghan-Turk schools in Kabul on Thursday rejected the claim, adding the institution never had an office in Turkey. “The dialogue …

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Ghani, Erdogan Meet Behind Closed-Door in Turkey

President Ashraf Ghani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a closed-door meeting at the sideline of the OIC summit in Istanbul late on Wednesday. According to a statement released by Ghani’s office, the two sides had discussed regional issues, Afghan peace process and expanding bilateral cooperation between their countries. …

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VP Dostum to ‘Return Home within a Week’

First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum will return to Afghanistan within a week, after being in Turkey for medical checks-up, officials said on Tuesday. Dostum left for Turkey in May for medical treatment amid accusations of ordering his security guards to torture and rape a political rival, Ahmad Ishchi. “We are optimistic that …

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Dostum’s Office ‘Strongly’ Rejects Report on Vice President’s Return to Afghanistan

First Vice President’s Office has strongly rejected the report in which claimed a plane carrying General Abdul Rashid Dostum to Afghanistan from Turkey was forcefully diverted.  The report released earlier suggested that Dostum attempted to land in Mazar-e-Sharif airport in northern Balkh province and his plane was not allowed by the German military. The …

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