Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Chasing Turkey

From Auntie:

The Turkish Government says it has officially agreed to take over command of the international security force in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

As the Brits were supposed to relinquish their responsibilities to the Germans two months ago, and were certainly not supposed to be increasing their presence, then this gift horse can be looked squarely in the mouth. However there is progress:

A cabinet statement said Turkey would assume the command from Britain for a period of six months at a date to be decided after talks involving the United Nations.

Officially agreed? What sort of progress? We're going to be directing Kabul's traffic for a long time to come.


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