Turkey sent three planes to Egypt for evacuation of Turks in this country.
Turkish Foreign Ministry stated on Sunday that three planes of Turkish Airlines (THY) were sent to Egypt today with the coordination of Turkish Prime Ministry and Foreign Ministry.
Besides its scheduled flights, THY sent one plane to Cairo and two to Alexandria for evacuation of Turks from Egypt, stated the ministry, adding that the planes were expected to return to Istanbul in the evening.
Foreign Ministry noted that Turkey was closely following the developments, and citizens were extended every type of support.
More than 100 people have been killed in protests that erupted in Egypt over the past week against President Hosni Mubarak's rule.
Turkey sends planes to evacuate citizens
If necessary the evacuations will take several days.