12 April 2011 VOA News Turkey says it is willing to host an office for the Taliban in order to support reconciliation efforts aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters Monday that Turkey will consider allowing the Taliban to open a representation office in the country if the Afghan government requests it. The move would enable members of the insurgent group to meet with Afghan officials in an “impartial” venue.
Davutoglu and other Turkish officials say they are ready to
Earlier this year, Turkish officials met with the head of Afghanistan's government-appointed peace council, Burhanuddin Rabbani. The council is tasked with finding a political solution to the Afghan war by encouraging Taliban fighters to lay down their weapons and accept the constitution.
Turkey, NATO's sole Muslim-majority member nation, has organized a series of talks on Afghanistan with U.S. and regional officials.