Urgent: Turkish parliament votes on the survival of Turkish troops in Afghanistan
The Turkish parliament voted Tuesday (December 25th) on the presidential law on extending the period of Turkish armed forces’ leave to stay abroad for two years.
The resolution stressed the survival of the Turkish armed forces in Afghanistan for two more years, effective 6 January 2019.
This decision comes at a time when America announced the withdrawal of its troops from Syria and reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan, amid the many questions from the political circles about the change that took place on the US policy sudden.
Turkey has a number of NATO troops who entered Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of fighting terrorism and al-Qaeda, but did not participate in any major battles and entered the country after the US invasion of the country under the pretext of fighting al Qaeda, which was Osama bin Laden.