Turkey evacuates 1,404 people from Afghanistan

Turkey evacuates 1,404 people from Afghanistan

Turkey has evacuated 1,404 people from Afghanistan until today, Turkish Foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Tuesday.

1,061 of these are Turkish citizens while the others are from various countries, Çavuşoğlu said during a joint press conference with his Uruguayan counterpart Francisco Bustillo in the capital Ankara.

He added that 200 more Turkish citizens are waiting to return to Turkey.

Çavuşoğlu also noted that there are about 4,500 Turkish citizens total in Afghanistan. "We have contacted each of our citizens, called them one by one," he said.

Underscoring the need for stability in Afghanistan, Çavuşoğlu said: "Our hope is that peace and stability in Afghanistan will be permanently established within the framework of democracy and human rights. If steps are taken in this direction, Turkey will give our best support."

"I would like to note that we are in contact with all parties, not just with a particular group," Daily Sabah cited him as saying.

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