US welcomes 'clear commitment' from Turkey to secure Kabul airport
President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- who met in Brussels on Monday after tensions between the NATO allies -- had a "detailed discussion" about the fate of the airport, said Jake Sullivan, the US national security advisor.
The two leaders "agreed that they would work together to make this happen," Sullivan told reporters.
Erdogan said Turkey needed "certain forms of support" to which Biden agreed, he said.
"The two of them tasked teams just to work out the final details. But the clear commitment from the leaders was established that Turkey would play a lead role in securing Hamid Karzai International Airport," Sullivan said.
Erdogan's offer to help comes after early tensions with the Biden administration including over Turkey's purchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Russia.