Turkey on Wednesday assured that its citizens stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic will be brought home soon.

“Upon the instructions of our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, we will bring back our citizens who are stranded abroad and have requested to return home as soon as quarantine facilities are established for them,” said Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in a tweet.

He said so far at least 25,000 citizens were brought back home from 70 different countries. They were kept in quarantine and closely monitored for coronavirus symptoms after they returned.

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