Turkey sends plane for citizens in Kyrgyz cities

Turkey sent a passenger plane to Kyrygzstan to evacuate Turkish citizens as the ethnic violence continues in this Central Asian country.

Turkey sends plane for citizens in Kyrgyz cities

Turkey sent on Monday a passenger plane to Kyrygzstan to evacuate Turkish citizens as the ethnic violence continues in this Central Asian country.

Turkey's Foreign Ministry sent a Turkish Airlines (THY) plane to Kyrgyzstan to bring back Turkish citizens from Osh province, where violence erupted over the weekend between Kyrgyz and Uzbek people.

The THY plane will first land at capital Bishkek, and then to Osh.

Turkey's Embassy in Bishkek is also working to evacuate Turkish citizens from Jalalabad province, which is another province where violence erupted

Also, Turkish Red Crescent will sent a plane to Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday, full of medicines, medical equipment and foodstuff.

Riots killed at least 110 people over the past three days, reports said.

Earlier in the day, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that two planes would be sent to Kyrgystan to bring back Turkish citizens, however, he said Turkey's diplomatic staff would not be evacuated.


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