UN Special Rapporteur Discusses Afghanistan’s Human Rights Situation In Turkiye

Friday, 09/01/2023

Richard Bennett, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Afghanistan, said that he spoke with various groups of Afghans, including women, about the human rights situation in Afghanistan during a four-day trip to Turkiye.

He said that there are serious concerns about the human rights situation in Afghanistan.

On Friday, Bennett wrote on social media platform X that he met Turkish government officials and UN entities during the visit.

Turkiye is one of the countries which has kept its embassy open in Kabul after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, and the country's ambassador often meets Taliban officials in Kabul. On the other hand, Turkiye has hosted Taliban delegations in Ankara on several occasions.

Despite the unofficial relations that Turkiye has with the Taliban, it hosts a large number of political leaders, parliamentarians and former government officials opposing the Taliban.

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