Did The US Reach a Deal With Turkey Over Afghan Refugees?

Published August 18th, 2021 - 11:28 GMT
Afghan refugees
Afghan migrants rest while they wait for transport by smugglers after crossing the Iran-Turkish border on August 15, 2021 in Tatvan, on the western shores of Lake Van, eastern Turkey. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)
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Allegations of 'deal' between US, Turkish presidents on Afghan refugees are 'without foundation,' says embassy in Ankara

The US Embassy in Ankara on Wednesday dismissed allegations of an "agreement" or "deal" between the two countries regarding Afghan refugees.

"The U.S. Embassy wishes to state that allegations regarding an 'agreement' or 'deal' between President (Joe) Biden and President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan regarding Afghan refugees or migrants are completely without foundation," the embassy said on Twitter.

The statement came after the Taliban made rapid advances across Afghanistan in recent weeks, taking control of the capital Kabul on Sunday as Afghan government forces fled or surrendered.


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