Turkey Ready to Mediate Intra-Afghan Talks Amid Revival of Hopes for Peace

Turkey has already set an eye to hosting the talks, expressing willingness to mediate between the conflicting parties.

“Turkey has generally opted to put itself forward as a neutral venue for intra-Afghan talks and to play a mediator role,” said Tanya Goudsouzian, an Istanbul-based Afghanistan affairs specialist, underlining that this is not a new idea for Turkey.

The deal between the U.S. and the Taliban was signed in Doha, Qatar, after an 18-month-long negotiation process. After nine rounds of often on-off progress, more than a year later agreement was finally reached, ensuring that the U.S. would withdraw its troops from the country with 14 months.

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