The Turkish government began the evacuation of ethnic Turks from Donbass. 25 December two aircraft Turkish Airlines must deliver more than 350 people.
We are talking about a group of Meskhetian Turks, previously delivered from Donbass to Kharkiv. These people fled to Ukraine during the unrest in Ferghana in the late 1980-ies. They lived in Slavyansk. The Ambassador of Turkey in Ukraine, Janet Jan Tezel announced that they will be delivered to the city of Erzincan.
Just Turkey plans to export from the conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine, about two thousand people.
Reuters news Agency noted that the Turkish government decided to remove the Turks from the conflict zone on the background of acute crisis in relations with Russia. But Tezel the Ambassador emphasized that this event is not affiliated with this political situation, reports NEWSru.ua.
The diplomat said that Ankara considers the Turks-Meskhetians and Crimean Tatars, the bridge of friendship with Ukraine, and noted that the evacuee community, is likely to retain Ukrainian citizenship.