Many students and expatriates living abroad, particularly in the countries worst-hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic, have become more fearful as the seriousness of the situation mounted towards the second half of March.

Turkey has distinguished itself among countries that have sought to evacuate and bring home their nationals from such countries.

After Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that at least 3,358 students in the U.K., Ireland, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates would be evacuated, many other Turkish expats applied to the embassies to get home as well, particularly those with short-term visas.

Fatma Seyma

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