Turkey evacuates 2000 citizens from Egypt
Turkey has flown nearly 2000 of its citizens out of Egypt because of ongoing political unrest in the country, the semi-official Anatolia Agency reported Tuesday.
The Turkish Emergency and Crisis Management Authority said that as of Tuesday morning it had sent seven passenger planes to Egypt to evacuate Turkish citizens, DPA reported.
Another 120 Turks were to be flown out of the Egyptian city of Hurghada on the Red Sea coast Tuesday, while more were expected to fly out of Cairo on Wednesday.
Some Turkish companies, including Sabanci Holding, Turkey's second-largest conglomerate, also have recently announced a temporary halt to their operations and have said their Turkish employees are among those who have left Egypt.