Macron Proposes Establishment of ‘UN Controlled Safe Zone’ in Kabul
Taliban: “Afghanistan is an independent country…no need for a safe zone”
Turkey repeatedly says it cannot accept additional Afghan refugees
Refugees fleeing Taliban-controlled Afghanistan are unable to shake the worries of their families in their homeland.
Turkey has refused to accept additional refugees after the Taliban rejected French President Macron’s proposal to create a UN safe zone in Kabul.
This is reporter Kim Tae-hyung.
Refugee camp in Avezzano, central Italy.
Refugees who have fled Afghanistan desperately can’t sleep because of the worries they have left behind in their home countries.
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French President Macron has proposed setting up a UN-controlled safe zone in Kabul to ensure the safety of evacuees.
The Taliban flatly refused.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shahin asked, “Can France or the UK create such a zone?” and said, “Afghanistan is an independent country, so a safe zone is unnecessary.”
Afghans can leave and re-enter freely in the future as long as they have documents such as passports and visas, Shahin said.
Turkey, which has received the largest number of Syrian refugees, has repeatedly stated that it cannot accept Afghan refugees.
“Turkey has fully fulfilled its humanitarian obligations,” said Foreign Minister Chowsholulu.
Earlier, President Erdogan also said, “Turkey already has 5 million refugees, so we can’t take more.”
Turkey, which received 3.6 million Syrian refugees, is also known to have 300,000 to 500,000 Afghan refugees.
This is YTN Kim Tae-hyun.
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