Turkey aims for dialogue with Taliban on Kabul Airport plan


              Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 5th from right, and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar, 4th right, perform Eid al-Adha prayers at historical Hala Sultan Mosque, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Erdogan said Tuesday his country will talk with the Taliban regarding Turkey's bid to operate and secure the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Speaking after Eid al-Adha prayers, President Erdogan acknowledged that the hardline Islamist group had some "discomforts" over Turkey's proposed plans for Hamid Karzai International Airport.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
            
              A Turkish Cypriot army officer salutes Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a military parade, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Erdogan said Tuesday his country will talk with the Taliban regarding Turkey's bid to operate and secure the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Speaking after Eid al-Adha prayers at historical Hala Sultan Mosque, President Erdogan acknowledged that the hardline Islamist group had some "discomforts" over Turkey's proposed plans for Hamid Karzai International Airport.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
            
              Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar salute during a military parade, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Erdogan said Tuesday his country will talk with the Taliban regarding Turkey's bid to operate and secure the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Speaking after Eid al-Adha prayers at historical Hala Sultan Mosque, President Erdogan acknowledged that the hardline Islamist group had some "discomforts" over Turkey's proposed plans for Hamid Karzai International Airport.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
            
              Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks after Eid al-Adha prayers at historical Hala Sultan Mosque, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Erdogan said Tuesday his country will talk with the Taliban regarding Turkey's bid to operate and secure the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Speaking after Eid al-Adha prayers, President Erdogan acknowledged that the hardline Islamist group had some "discomforts" over Turkey's proposed plans for Hamid Karzai International Airport.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
            
              Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar, right, leave after their meeting in the Turkish occupied area at north part of divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Monday, July 19, 2021. Speaking after Eid al-Adha prayers in northern Cyprus, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country will talk with the Taliban regarding Turkey’s bid to operate and secure the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul.  (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)
            
              Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the Turkish Cypriot Parliament, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, July 19, 2021.  Erdogan is in the Turkish northern breakaway part of Cyprus for a two-day visit. Speaking after Eid al-Adha prayers in northern Cyprus, Tuesday July 20, 2021, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country will talk with the Taliban regarding Turkey’s bid to operate and secure the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul.  (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)