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Turkey welcomes US-Taliban de-escalation deal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday announced the US and Taliban had reached an agreement to reduce violence across Afghanistan, with a deal set to be signed on Feb. 29.
22.02.2020 - 13:49

Turkey on Saturday welcomed the seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan prior to a peace deal between the US and Taliban.

"We hope that the agreement, which is foreseen to be signed between the United States and Taliban, will pave the way to lasting peace that will be attained through inter-Afghan negotiations," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

DEAL GIVES THE TALIBAN SEVEN DAYS TO REFRAIN FROM ALL VIOLENCE

"We once again stress that for this process to be successfully completed, it must be inclusive in nature encompassing all segments, and everyone should demonstrate a constructive approach," it added.

Ankara invited all international actors, first and foremost regional countries, to provide the necessary support for ensuring peace in Afghanistan. "In this direction, Turkey will continue to support the friendly and brotherly people of Afghanistan," it added.