BELGRADE, Serbia

Serbia on Wednesday evacuated 148 Turkish citizens who were stranded in the country due to the measures taken to curb the spread of new coronavirus known as COVID-19.

An aircraft from the national carrier Air Serbia, arranged by Serbian officials transported the Turkish citizens from Nikola Tesla Airport in the capital Belgrade to Istanbul free of charge.

The airport last week was shut down to all commercial flights.

The last flight from the airport was Turkish Airlines’ TK1084 to Istanbul for Turkish citizens with special permission.

After more Turkish citizens requested evacuation from the Turkish Embassy, officials agreed

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