44 Turkish citizens evacuated from Gaza: Turkish Foreign Ministry

2023-11-18 17:05:16 | Last Update : 2023-11-18 17:37:09

Turkiye is evacuating Turkish citizens from Gaza. 44 people pass through Rafah border crossing and are brought to Turkiye from Cairo

44 Turkish citizens evacuated from Gaza: Turkish Foreign Ministry
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Turkiye Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that 44 Turkish citizens were evacuated from Gaza. It was reported that the evacuees will be brought first to Cairo and then to Turkİye.

"Immediately after the developments in Gaza started, 30 Turkish citizens and their relatives were brought to our country. Later, the evacuations were interrupted due to the closure of the Rafah border crossing," stated Turkish officials.

"We are committed to ensuring the safe return of all our citizens, including Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizens, and their relatives awaiting evacuation from Gaza," stated Turkish officials.

Efforts are underway to facilitate the evacuation of more individuals, with expectations of increasing numbers throughout the day. The Turkish government remains resolute in finalizing the evacuation process swiftly and securely.


Hamas' military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called "Al-Aqsa Flood" on the morning of Oct. 7.

While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region. The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that Israel killed 11,500 people, including 4,506 children, 3,027 women, and 397 elderly people. It injured at least 32,000 people in its attacks on Gaza.

It was reported that 1,400 Israelis, including 324 soldiers, were killed and 5,132 Israelis were wounded in the attacks from Gaza.

The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2.5 million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.

In the occupied West Bank, 106 Palestinians were killed in attacks by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers. In Israel’s attacks on Gaza, 48 journalists were killed.

In the clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Israel-Lebanon border since Oct. 8, 55 Hezbollah members and 4 civilians, one of whom was a journalist, were killed. Three Israeli soldiers and one Israeli civilian were killed in the attacks organized by Lebanon.

Most recently, Israel attacked the Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing civilians.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he was breaking off all contact with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Source: Newsroom

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