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‘Deserted’ by means of Turkey, Afghan airport body of workers protest in Kabul

KABUL: Afghan nationals prior to now hired by means of Turkish government in Kabul as a part of NATO’s (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) deployment cling banners and placards all through an indication tough agreement in their pending wages. —AFP

KABUL: Round 30 Afghans prior to now hired by means of Turkey as a part of NATO’s deployment in Kabul staged a protest the day prior to this, accusing Ankara of forsaking them within the wake of the Taleban’s go back to energy.

Many had labored as interpreters or technical body of workers at Kabul’s army airport earlier than the Taleban seized the capital on August 15. A couple of weeks earlier than then, the United States army took over the airport till the ultimate of its troops left on August 31 following the chaotic evacuation of round 120,000 Afghans-most related to the 20-year-long international army presence.

“We wish justice,” the gang chanted in entrance of the Turkish embassy in Kabul, announcing that they had now not been paid for the reason that evacuation regardless of protecting contracts legitimate till December 31.

Despite the fact that the Taleban have banned public protests, they allowed Wednesday’s collecting to happen unhindered. “We’ve been deserted,” lamented protester Assadullah Rahmani, who stated he labored as an interpreter for Turkey for just about 20 years.

“We face probably the most tricky days of our lives,” added Mahmoud Hamraz, every other interpreter. “No person comes from the embassy to hear us, they don’t even communicate to us. This can be a actual unhappiness.”

The Turkish embassy declined to remark. 1000’s of Afghans are nonetheless desperately looking to depart the rustic, claiming their hyperlinks to the previous US-backed govt or Western forces and different international organisations cause them to a goal for the Taleban.

The Taleban insist there were no reprisals towards somebody related to the previous regime, and feature known as on Afghans to stick and assist rebuild the rustic. Afghanistan is within the grip of a crippling financial disaster with the United International locations caution it’s getting ready to the arena’s worst humanitarian disaster. — AFP

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