Turkey prepares for a possible evacuation of Turks in Egypt
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
A supporter of ousted President Morsi attends a protest in Cairo. Turkey has completed the necessary steps for possible evacuation of Turks in Egypt. REUTERS photoThe Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) has completed the necessary preparations to coordinate a possible evacuation of Turkish nationals in Egypt.
AFAD is in contact with the chief of General Staff; the Interior, Foreign, Health and Transportation ministries; and the Turkish Red Crescent about an evacuation, according to an official from the organization.
The Turkish Embassy in Cairo also has made the necessary preparations for a possible evacuation, a Turkish official told Hürriyet Daily News.
Meanwhile, the Ankara branches of the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (İHH) and the Free Thought and Education Rights Association (Özgür-Der), gathered for the first fast-breaking dinner of Ramadan in front of the Egyptian embassy in a show of protest against the mass killings in the country.