India, April 8 -- As the Afghanistan government prepares for talks with the Taliban in Turkey this month, the Afghan side is hoping the US will adopt a "conditions-based" approach instead of a time-bound framework for its dealings with the Taliban, people familiar with developments have said.

Afghan government representatives and the Taliban are expected to hold talks in Istanbul on April 16 as part of the US administration's fresh push to put in place a ceasefire and create conditions for a transition in Kabul. The talks are part of a four-point plan outlined in a letter sent by US secretary of state Antony Blinken to President Ashraf Ghani in February.

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