Top NATO envoy in Afghanistan seeks Turkish help on clan problem

A British diplomat serving as the senior NATO civilian official in Afghanistan sought Turkey’s help to solve the clan problem in the war-torn country since the Turkish officials have experience on the issue in the Southeast of Turkey. “If we cannot solve this problem, the Taliban will return to the region and reinstall its efficiency.. We should focus the local clan leaders’ problem, and we are already doing that,” Sedwill said. The clan leaders should not be excluded from the whole process, Sedwill said, “because these clan leaders have a huge influence on the Afghan society.” 

Turkey exercises a unique position in Afghanistan, as it is a strong NATO ally,  a Muslim nation, and enjoys the trust of both the Western coalition and the Afghan populace.  

Source: Hurriyet Daily

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