Turkey evacuates 3614 citizens from Europe

Source : 112 Ukraine

All of them will be placed under quarantine on arrival, - Foreign Ministry
08:48, 18 March 2020


By the midnight of March 18, 3614 Turkish citizens will be evacuated from nine European countries. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkish Foreign Minister said this as quoted by Anadolu news agency.

"Turkish Airlines will deliver 3614 citizens with 34 flights to the country. They all will be placed under a quarantine in Istanbul and Kocaeli", he said.

It's about citizens who temporarily stay or study in Europe, as well as Turks who live abroad and wish to return to Turkey, the Minister explained.

Cavusoglu also reported that he remains in a constant touch with Turkish diplomatic missions in China, Italy, Iran and Iraq, where the spread of Covid-19 has been the most devastating. 

Related: Turkey, Russia go for first joint patrol in Idlib

Previously, Turkey limited the entry for foreigners from 14 countries.

Earlier, we reported that a flight from Austria will bring Ukrainians back home today, March 18, as they could not leave the country previously. Press office of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry stated that on Facebook. The press office added that a charter flight is also expected on Thursday. 

Related: Ukrainians stuck in Austria to return home today

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