ISTANBUL: The Afghan peace conference in Turkey has been postponed until mid-May.

According to a foreign news agency, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevl چاt شavu has said that the Afghan peace conference in Istanbul has been postponed and will take place after the holy month of Ramadan.

“Efforts are being made to get the Taliban involved in the conference, because without the Taliban, the purpose of the conference cannot be achieved,” he said.

The Turkish foreign minister said the conference had been postponed because the Taliban’s participation was uncertain.

Earlier, a senior Afghan government official said the Afghan peace conference was not being held on time because the Taliban had refused to attend.