DHAKA, Bangladesh

At least 154 Turkish nationals left Bangladesh on Tuesday on a Turkish Airlines charter flight arranged by Ankara.

The passengers were stranded in the capital Dhaka amid the coronavirus lockdown in the South Asian nation, which reported 110 confirmed deaths from the virus, with a total of 2,382 confirmed cases so far.

“Our government for the second time is bringing back a total of 25,000 Turkish citizens stranded around the world before the start of the holy month of Ramadan,” said Mustafa Osman Turan, Turkey’s ambassador to Dhaka.

“Those having residence permit in Turkey have been included in this list,” he told Anadolu Agency at the international airport in Dhaka.

The Turkish Airlines plane also brought back 20 Bangladeshi students from different cities in Turkey earlier this morning, Turan added.

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