Zabiullah Mujahid, a purported Taliban spokesman, said in an online statement that "reports about delegation of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan participating at talks in Turkey are baseless", Xinhua news agency reported.
The Taliban militants use the name of Islamic Emirate they had used during their rule (1996-2001).
"We have neither sent any delegation nor can any participant represent the Islamic Emirate. Such fake processes are the work of intelligence and hostile acts against the ongoing Jihad," he said in the statement.
The reports said the meeting was arranged in cooperation with the Turkish government.
The first-ever unofficial direct talks between the representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban were held in Pakistan in July 2015, but the process was scuttled after confirmation of the death of Taliban former leader Mullah Omar.
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