Turkey conducting 'intensive' diplomacy on Afghanistan: President

Turkey to 'continue taking all steps necessary to ensure stability in our region,' says Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey conducting 'intensive' diplomacy on Afghanistan: President

Turkey's president on Monday detailed his recent contacts with world leaders on the developments in Afghanistan and a possible migration wave to the region.

"We are conducting intensive international diplomacy on developments in Afghanistan and irregular migration," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter.

"We will continue taking all steps necessary to ensure stability in our region, to protect our country against the pressure of migration, and to ensure the peace of our nation," Erdogan added, sharing an infographic on his contacts with seven leaders.

On Sunday, Erdogan spoke to EU Council President Charles Michel over the phone, saying Turkey could not handle an additional migration wave.

He and Michel discussed regional issues, especially the developments in Afghanistan and the issue of migration, as well as steps to enhance Turkey-EU relations, according to a statement by Turkey’s Communications Directorate.

The Turkish president also spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky and later British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

On Saturday, Erdogan spoke separately over the phone with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

Erdogan on Friday held a phone conversation with the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on recent developments in Afghanistan and the issue of migration.

Taliban insurgents seized control of Afghanistan after taking Kabul on Aug. 15, with the president and other top officials leaving the country.

The unexpected power grab has triggered a rush to flee Afghanistan, including civilians who assisted foreign soldiers or groups and now fear Taliban retribution.

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