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NATO has launched a military training program for soldiers from Afghanistan in Turkey. It marks the first military training program outside the country for soldiers from Afghanistan after the end of the NATO training mission there.

According to information from Ankara, members of the Afghan Special Forces were flown to Turkey on Wednesday for a training course. It is supposed to be the prelude to regular training programs outside Afghanistan.

A NATO spokesperson in Brussels confirmed the start of the training program to dpa but would not comment on the location or details for security reasons.

"In addition to continued funding and diplomatic presence, NATO's continued support to Afghanistan includes out-of-country training for Afghan special forces. This training has now begun," he said.

The basis of the continued NATO support for the Afghan government's troops is a decision by the heads of state and government of the 30 alliance countries.



They had assured the country at their summit meeting in June that they would continue to provide assistance even after the end of the military mission.

"We affirm our commitment to continue to stand with Afghanistan, its people, and its institutions in promoting security and upholding the hard-won gains of the last 20 years," the final declaration said.

During the summit, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg had said that some NATO allies, including Turkey and the United States, are in an ongoing dialogue over the situation in Afghanistan.

The issue of Afghanistan was one of the main topics to be discussed at the NATO summit. Under the February 2020 deal secured with the Taliban under former President Donald Trump, all U.S. forces were to leave Afghanistan by May 1 but Biden in April postponed the pullout to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the al-Qaida attacks on the U.S. that prompted the U.S.-led invasion and ouster of the Taliban government that sheltered the group.

With violence raging, many U.S. lawmakers and current and former officials fear that the departure of the foreign forces and stalled peace talks are pushing Afghanistan into an all-out civil war that could return the Taliban to power. The Pentagon says the U.S. withdrawal is nearly complete. Turkey, with more than 500 soldiers still in Afghanistan training security forces, now has the largest foreign military contingent there.

Turkey, whose forces in Afghanistan have always comprised of noncombatant troops, has offered to guard and run Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport after the NATO troops’ withdrawal. Ankara has been holding talks with Washington on logistic and financial support for the mission, as questions remain on how security will be assured along major transport routes and at the airport.

Turkey's potential role in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the planned U.S. pullout could serve as an area of cooperation. The airport plan may offer a rare opportunity to build goodwill and trust and could help improve ties between Ankara and the West.

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I dont like this . The day is near , we are going to lose Constantinople/Istanbul. Turkey is challenging its presence in Afghanistan, its gonna bleed.
 

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NATO has launched a military training program for soldiers from Afghanistan in Turkey. It marks the first military training program outside the country for soldiers from Afghanistan after the end of the NATO training mission there.

According to information from Ankara, members of the Afghan Special Forces were flown to Turkey on Wednesday for a training course. It is supposed to be the prelude to regular training programs outside Afghanistan.

A NATO spokesperson in Brussels confirmed the start of the training program to dpa but would not comment on the location or details for security reasons.

"In addition to continued funding and diplomatic presence, NATO's continued support to Afghanistan includes out-of-country training for Afghan special forces. This training has now begun," he said.

The basis of the continued NATO support for the Afghan government's troops is a decision by the heads of state and government of the 30 alliance countries.



They had assured the country at their summit meeting in June that they would continue to provide assistance even after the end of the military mission.

"We affirm our commitment to continue to stand with Afghanistan, its people, and its institutions in promoting security and upholding the hard-won gains of the last 20 years," the final declaration said.

During the summit, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg had said that some NATO allies, including Turkey and the United States, are in an ongoing dialogue over the situation in Afghanistan.

The issue of Afghanistan was one of the main topics to be discussed at the NATO summit. Under the February 2020 deal secured with the Taliban under former President Donald Trump, all U.S. forces were to leave Afghanistan by May 1 but Biden in April postponed the pullout to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the al-Qaida attacks on the U.S. that prompted the U.S.-led invasion and ouster of the Taliban government that sheltered the group.

With violence raging, many U.S. lawmakers and current and former officials fear that the departure of the foreign forces and stalled peace talks are pushing Afghanistan into an all-out civil war that could return the Taliban to power. The Pentagon says the U.S. withdrawal is nearly complete. Turkey, with more than 500 soldiers still in Afghanistan training security forces, now has the largest foreign military contingent there.

Turkey, whose forces in Afghanistan have always comprised of noncombatant troops, has offered to guard and run Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport after the NATO troops’ withdrawal. Ankara has been holding talks with Washington on logistic and financial support for the mission, as questions remain on how security will be assured along major transport routes and at the airport.

Turkey's potential role in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the planned U.S. pullout could serve as an area of cooperation. The airport plan may offer a rare opportunity to build goodwill and trust and could help improve ties between Ankara and the West.

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I dont like this . The day is near , we are going to lose Constantinople/Istanbul. Turkey is challenging its presence in Afghanistan, its gonna bleed.
Countries not bordering will barely suffer. Consequences will be beared by Pakistan if peace is not achieved in Afghanistan.

How much did Europeans suffer from thr war in Afghanistan? It's a state so far, it doesn't matter to them. It's a game for them to play for fun and American, NATO money.

But let's see what happens. How long exactly is this training program? If it's an emergency program where the fighters will be sent back within a couple of months, then Pakistan should approach Turkey and protest. If it's a long term training program, then it doesn't matter. Outcome of Afghanistan will be decided in a couple of months
 

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Erdogan is playing with fire and he will burn. He is trying to reassert himself as a reliable lackey of US/NATO. Notice how the so-called US/NATO liberators of Afghans don't want to train the soldiers in their own country LOL The liberators have chosen Turkey as the dumping ground. The Turks couldn't give a shit about their so-called Turkic brothers in Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan has been raging for decades. There were no Turkic feelings ever. This is an economic and political move by Erdogan. I have already explained this in detail before. Erdogan is trying to restore his image after S-400/F-35 and Syria/Libya debacles. Turkish economy heavily relies on economic input from predominantly Westerners. Did you notice how Turkey approached Israel in the past few weeks? This despite the so-called tough language by Erdogan during Palestinian Israeli conflict? Erdogan believes he can kill two birds with one stone. Let me assure you. He cannot kill any birds whatsoever. This will backfire very badly.

Turkey is looking out after it's interests, but when you come into our backyard we will also look after our own interests. Just like US/NATO needed 2 decades of grinding, Erdogan too will find out that harsh realities.
 
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Erdogan is playing with fire and he will burn. He is trying to reassert himself as a reliable lackey of US/NATO. Notice how the so-called US/NATO liberators of Afghans don't want to train the soldiers in their own country LOL The liberators have chosen Turkey as the dumping ground. The Turks couldn't give a shit about their so-called Turkic brothers in Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan has been raging for decades. There were no Turkic feelings ever. This is an economic and political move by Erdogan. I have already explained this in detail before. Erdogan is trying to restore his image after S-400/F-35 and Syria/Libya debacles. Turkish economy heavily relies on economic input from predominantly Westerners. Did you notice how Turkey approached Israel in the past few weeks? This despite the so-called tough language by Erdogan during Palestinian Israeli conflict? Erdogan believes he can kill two birds with one stone. Let me assure you. He cannot kill any birds whatsoever. This will backfire very badly.

Turkey is looking out after it's interests, but when you come into our backyard we will also look after our own interests. Just like US/NATO needed 2 decades of grinding, Erdogan too will find out that harsh realities.
Erdogan is always playing two cards at the same time.
He will shoot Russian fighter jets down and the next day he will apologize and talk about American imperialists and "killers of the natives". Then he will talk about Turkey's significance in NATO,while at the same time will try to find a deal with the Russians.
He will say "EU is not a Christian club" but at the same time do everything he can for the Europeans to NOT let him in EU. He will say "we are peaceful and we are only fighting for our rights" and the next moment will start trying to grab land and resources from other countries.
He will cry about Kudus and blame Israel for the Palestinians,but will not cut ties with Israel.
He will boast that his is a superpower,but at the same time nag that Yunan Askeri garissons on Aegean islands are a threat to his country.
 

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