The Overseas Ministry stated Türkiye has evacuated all of its residents from Sudan, which has been overwhelmed by weeks of clashes between the nation’s military and a paramilitary group.
“Our evacuation operations, which began on April 23 … with a view to make sure the return of our residents in Sudan, have been accomplished at present (Could 1),” the Turkish Overseas Ministry stated in a press release on Monday.
The protection of Turkish residents was the highest precedence throughout the operations, which included using all obtainable technique of transportation, together with highway, sea and air, the assertion stated.
“Greater than 1,700 (Turkish) residents and round 300 nationals of twenty-two different nations that requested assist had been evacuated safely from Sudan,” the ministry stated.
Additional evacuation requests from Turkish residents in Sudan may also be evaluated, it added.
Türkiye is grateful to all nations who contributed to its operations, notably Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan and Saudi Arabia, the assertion added.
Concern over escalating violence
The Overseas Ministry stated Türkiye is anxious by the “persevering with battle and the rise in civilian casualties” in Sudan.
Turkish authorities, particularly President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have been in shut contact with Sudanese officers, calling for “restraint and a cease-fire,” the assertion stated.
Türkiye has taken numerous initiatives to realize a peaceable resolution and mobilized all diplomatic means to stop additional bloodshed in Sudan, it added.
A minimum of 528 individuals have been killed and greater than 4,500 injured in clashes between Sudan’s military and the paramilitary Fast Assist Forces since preventing started on April 15, in line with newest figures from the nation’s Well being Ministry.