President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held phone conversations with
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensk and European Union (EU) Council President Charles Michel. In his meeting with Johnson, Erdogan stated that Turkey's current priority in Afghanistan is the evacuation of its citizens, adding that they can continue their responsibility to ensure the security of Kabul Airport provided that appropriate conditions arise. In his meeting with Michel, Erdoğan stated that the EU should help the Afghan people in Afghanistan and neighboring countries, especially Iran, and stressed that Turkey, which currently hosts 5 million refugees, cannot bear the additional burden of migration.
Stating that they wish for a smooth transition in Afghanistan, President Erdoğan said that if the necessary measures are not taken, the pressure on immigrants originating from Afghanistan will increase and this will pose a serious challenge for all countries.
Bearing in mind that Turkey is a candidate country, President Erdoğan underlined the need to establish a comprehensive, comprehensive and sincere cooperation.