200 Turkish tourists being evacuated from Kos

200 Turkish tourists being evacuated from Kos

Turkish authorities have sent a 250-person vessel from the Turkish resort of Bodrum to Kos to start evacuating some 200 Turkish tourists stranded on the island, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said.

The ministry added that Greek authorities had granted the ship special permission to approach a pier at Kos where the port and customs building was damaged.

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has also confirmed that a Turkish citizen was killed on the Greek island of Kos during the earthquake that struck the area overnight.

The ministry added that a second Turkish national was in serious condition and was being evacuated to Athens for treatment. It did not identify the victim, saying authorities were still trying to reach his or her family members, the Washington Post reported.

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