Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer has arrived in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, for talks expected to focus on the U-S-led military campaign in neighboring Afghanistan.
Mr. Sezer will meet with his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rakhmonov, to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and the prospects of a future post-Taleban government.
During his stay, the Turkish leader also is expected to meet with ousted Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who leads the opposition Northern Alliance that has been fighting the Taleban. The Taleban deposed Mr. Rabbani in 1996.
Tajikistan is a former Soviet Central Asian state, which shares a border with Afghanistan and is a key base for the anti-Taleban opposition.