Turkey expresses concern over Tunisian situation

Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement said, "Turkey sincerely wishes current tension in brotherly Tunisia not to escalate more and restoration of order and tranquility again in the country

Turkey expresses concern over Tunisian situation

Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday expressed concern and profound sorrow over the incidents occurring in Tunisia.

Foreign Ministry told a statement that it felt deep concern and sorrow over incidents causing casualties during the ongoing demonstrations in Tunisia.

The statement said, "Turkey sincerely wishes current tension in brotherly Tunisia not to escalate more and restoration of order and tranquility again in the country. Turkish Embassy in Tunisia and related institutions have been taking necessary measures, including evacuation, aiming to ensure security of Turkish citizens residing in Tunisia."
Saturday flight to Tunisia cancelled

Turkey's national air carrier THY on Friday cancelled its flight to Tunisia scheduled for Saturday.

THY's 10.40 a.m. scheduled flight to Tunisia's Enfidha Airport was cancelled because of the incidents in this country.

Following the decision of Turkey's Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Situation Management to send a plane to Tunisia to bring Turkish citizens back to Turkey, THY prepared a Boeing 777 plane to send to Tunisia.

The plane will be send to this country in case air space of Tunisia is open to flights and in case Tunisian aviation authority gives permission.

Tunisian citizens have been staging anti-government protests as anger escalated over soaring unemployment and corruption. After days of unrest leaving dozens dead, the government declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew. Tunisia's President Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali stepped aside on Friday.

Red Crescent ready to send assistance

Head of Turkish Red Crescent on Friday expressed readiness to send any kind of assistance to Tunisia hit by internal disorder.

According to a statement released by Turkish Red Crescent, head of the organization Tekin Kucukali sent a letter to his Tunisian counterpart Brahim al-Gharbi offering his condolences and sorrow over the internal turmoil and riots.

Kucukali said, "I learned with great sorrow the ongoing demonstrations and internal turmoil in your country," and expressed readiness of Turkish Red Crescent for assistance to overcome the tragic incidents in question.

Tunisian citizens have been staging anti-government protests as anger escalated over soaring unemployment and corruption. After days of unrest leaving dozens dead, the government declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew. Tunisia's President Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali stepped aside on Friday.
 

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