Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar (ANADOLU PHOTO)

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and US Secretary of State Lloyd Austin intend to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, by phone, on Wednesday.

This came in the words of US Defense Department spokesman John Kirby, during a press conference on Tuesday, in which he stated that Austin will hold a phone call tomorrow with his Turkish counterpart.

He explained that it is expected that the Afghan file will be at the forefront of the topics that the two ministers will address.

He pointed out that the contact will be a new meeting between the two countries regarding the operation and protection of Hamid Karzai International Airport in the capital, Kabul.

On Tuesday, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that his country is continuing discussions on operating Hamid Karzai International Airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and securing protection for it.

In a press conference, he stressed the importance of operating and protecting the airport of the Afghan capital, saying: “If the airport stops working, the ambassadors of foreign countries will not remain in Kabul, and Afghanistan will turn into an isolated country, and this will result in problems in the field of international relations.”

Akar revealed that he will hold a phone call on Wednesday with his US counterpart Lloyd Austin about Afghanistan.

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