U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland gave a speech at the session titled “US Policy on Turkey” organized by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Stating that Washington and Ankara are in close cooperation on regional issues such as Ukraine and Libya, especially in the fight against terrorism, Nuland drew attention to the fact that Turkey protects 4 million Syrians, especially in northern Syria, from the attacks of the Assad regime, which may lead to a new refugee crisis in the world. pulled.
Nuland said, “We are also grateful for its ongoing efforts to support 4 million refugees, 3.6 million of whom are Syrians, making Turkey the largest refugee-hosting country in the world.” said.
“KABUL AIRPORT SECURITY IS VITAL FOR THE USA”
Indicating that Turkey is interested in keeping forces at the airport in Kabul while the US and NATO military missions in Afghanistan come to an end, Nuland stated that they, as the US administration, are extremely pleased with this.
This contribution is vital so that we, our allies and partners can maintain a strong diplomatic presence in Kabul after our troops withdraw,” Nuland said. he said.
Nuland drew attention to the fact that neither the USA nor its allies and partners can maintain their strong presence in Afghanistan without the security of Kabul Airport, and that Turkey has a unique and special relationship with both the Afghan people and other actors in the region. evaluated that it could be a more permanent partner in the long term.
Nuland underlined that despite the pending problems between the USA and Turkey, especially the S-400 issue, Turkey’s contributions to NATO missions all over the world are significant, and that the technical teams on both sides are responsible for ensuring the security of Kabul Airport. He added that he continues to work together to finalize the critical regulation.