More than 3,000 Turkish students in seven countries that have suspended international flights because of the coronavirus, will be evacuated, Turkey’s foreign minister said Saturday.

Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Turkish television at least 3,358 students in the U.K, Ireland, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) applied to Turkey’s diplomatic missions demanding to be evacuated.

The process will start Sunday and students will be quarantined 14 days in dormitories in Sakarya and Samsun provinces.

He said Turkey has been providing moral and material support to Turkish citizens in countries where entrances and exits are closed.


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