According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the country has begun withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, Reuters writes.
"Turkish soldiers are proud to return to their homeland for the successful completion of their task," the statement of the agency revealed.
The official spokesman for the Turkish President, İbrahim Kalın, said it would take 36 hours to withdraw troops, and the first plane had already taken off.
The Turkish Armed Forces have been serving in Afghanistan since 2002.
"They aimed to promote the peace, tranquility, and stability of the Afghan people within the framework of the UN, NATO and bilateral agreements, with which we have historical and cultural ties," the President noted.