Last night, 17th May, a group of prominent Afghan political figures gathered in Turkey to discuss topics regarding Afghanistan and the present situation in the country.

Ehsan Niro, a spokesperson for the National Islamic Movement Party, confirmed the news, stating that significant political leaders from Turkey and other regions had traveled to Ankara to attend the gathering.

According to Niro, the discussion focused on solutions to Afghanistan’s current predicaments.

He stated that the party leaders had previously communicated and that this conference is the first time they have come together to develop a serious and cohesive approach and plan.

According to the BBC, attendees at the Ankara meeting included Jihad leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf, Jamiat-e-Islami leader Salahuddin Rabbani, National Islamic Movement leader Abdul Rashid Dostum, People’s Islamic Unity Party leader Mohammad Mohaqiq, Rahmatullah Nabil, former director of National Security, former Vice President Mohammad Younis Qanuni, former Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili, former Afghan Ambassador to London Ahmad Wali Massoud, Former Minister of Finance Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal and former Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor.  


  • Saqalain Eqbal is a senior law student at The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). He is very interested in reflecting the voice of his peers and people. He is currently working at the State Ministry for Peace and also serves as the President of Law Students Association at AUAF.