Turkey was set to evacuate a group of Turkish nationals from the Egyptian city of Hurghada --the second largest city on Red Sea coast-- as thousands fled the political unrest which rocked the country for the past week.
Around 120 Turks gathered at the Hurghada Airport on Tuesday and they were expected to board a Turkish Airlines plane back to Istanbul, an official from the Turkish Embassy in Cairo said.
The official said remaining part of the Turkish nationals were planned to be flown back to Turkey on Wednesday from Cairo.
Meanwhile, 40 foreign people arrived in Turkey by a plane sent by the Turkish government to bring its citizens to Turkey.
Xinhua News Agency's representative in Turkey Zheng Jinfa told AA correspondent that they contacted officials at Turkish embassy in Cairo to leave Egypt by plane sent by Turkish government. Nearly 40 foreign nationals including U.S., Chinese and European citizens were brought to Turkey by this plane, Zheng said.
Turkey has evacuated at least 1,548 Turkish nationals from Egypt so far.
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