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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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Afghan, Turkish Traders Hold Meeting in Kabul

A high-ranking Turkish delegation led by the country’s Deputy Minister of Economy held a meeting with officials from Afghanistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) in Kabul on Sunday. The two sides discussed opportunities for investment which are available in the two countries. ACCI Deputy Head Khan Jaan Alokozay said …

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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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