Turkey evacuated 22600 people from Libya
Turkey's disaster management directorate announced on Friday the number of people evacuated from Libya as 22,600, Anadolu News Agency reported.
Turkey's Disaster & Emergency Situation Management Directorate said Turkey had brought 21,592 people by ships and planes so far and 2,985 of them were foreigners.
"A ferryboat has set sail from Tripoli to Istanbul and it is carrying 1,068 people including 896 foreigners," the directorate said.
The directorate said the number of people evacuated from Libya had thus reached 22,660.
Moreover, the directorate said 812 Syrians that departed Libya by a Syrian ship were expected to arrive at Turkey's Marmaris port this evening.
"Turkish and Syrian executives will welcome the Syrian citizens, whose food, health and other needs will be met in this Aegean town," the directorate said.
The directorate also said Syrian citizens would be taken to Cilvegozu border crossing in the southern province of Hatay by buses provided by the Turkish government.
According to unconfirmed reports, around 1,000 people have been killed in Libya during protests against Muammar al-Qadhafi's 42-year reign.