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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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Turkey Referendum: Erdogan Declares Victory

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country’s prime minister have declared victory in a Sunday referendum designed to hand Erdogan sweeping powers. The Turkish Election Commission has yet to release its official results, and the opposition promised to contest at least a third of the votes cast. But according to …

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