ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia

Turkey on Saturday evacuated 260 citizens from Ethiopia who were stranded due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The chartered flight departed from Bole International Airport in the capital Addis Ababa.

Earlier this month, Turkey announced a plan to evacuate 25,000 citizens stranded in 59 countries in order to enable them to join their families during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Turkey’s ambassador to Ethiopia Yaprak Alp told Anadolu Agency: “The evacuation of Turkish nationals from Ethiopia was organized in line with directives by President Erdogan.”

“The returnees are eager to join their families and take care of

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