West discusses ‘way ahead of Afghanistan’ with Turkish officials

ANKARA, Turkey — U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan Thomas West discussed the “way ahead in Afghanistan” during his visit to Ankara.

During a two-day visit, West noted he held discussions with Turkish officials about the need for collective diplomacy, coordinated efforts against the Daesh threat, and advocating for human rights in Afghanistan.

In a separate post on X, West said he met with the President of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, Serkan Kayalar, to discuss Turkey’s robust support for cultural preservation, emergency relief, health, and education projects in Afghanistan.

“Grateful for all Türkiye does to support Afghan people,” he said.

The meetings among envoys from various countries on Afghanistan come ahead of a UN-hosted summit in Doha aimed at finding a collective approach to the Afghan crisis. The Doha summit is set for June 30, according to the UN.