Turkey's Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Situation Management said on Friday that Turkey would send a plane to Tunisia to bring Turkish citizens back to Turkey, Anadolu Agency reported
Mehmet Ersoy, chairman of the management, released a statement in which he said Turkey would send a plane to Tunisia early on Saturday to bring Turkish citizens back to Turkey due to the ongoing turmoil in that country.
"A Turkish Airlines (THY) A 330 type passenger plane is expected to land at Tunisia's Enfidha Airport around noon on Saturday, and return back to Turkey later on Saturday," Ersoy said.
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.