Turkey sends planes to evacuate Turks in Libya

More private flights could be scheduled in the future upon the demand of the Turks living in Libya, the press office also said.

Turkey sends planes to evacuate Turks in Libya

Turkey's Disaster & Emergency Management Authority has started to conduct coordination activities in an effort to bring some part of the Turkish citizens living in Libya back to
Turkey due to the latest social developments in this country.

According to a statement from Turkish Prime Ministry's Press Office, the Disaster & Emergency Management Presidency would bring 670 Turkish citizens living in Libya back to Turkey, in cooperation with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkish Airlines (THY) and Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay).

The statement said one THY plane departed for Libya today (Saturday) and two more planes would be sent to the country later in the day in order to bring the Turks back to homeland.

Food packets for the Turkish citizens waiting at Libyan airports, as well as 1.5 tons of food materials prepared by Kizilay for the personnel working at Turkey's diplomatic missions would also be sent to the Libyan city of Benghazi, the statement noted.

More private flights could be scheduled in the future upon the demand of the Turks living in Libya, the press office also said.

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