Turkey Repatriates 240 of Its Citizens from Liberia And Ivory Coast Amid COVID-19

ISTANBUL-Anadolu Agency

A total of 240 Turkish nationals were repatriated on May 11 from two West African countries; Liberia and Ivory Coast as part of  that country’s  government initiative amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A specially arranged Turkish Airlines flight landed in Istanbul.

After routine health checks, the passengers were quarantined, as safety procedures dictate, at dormitories in the northwestern Düzce and Çanakkale provinces.

To date, Turkey has repatriated nearly 70,000 nationals from 107 nations at the instruction of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and in coordination with the Foreign Ministry.

Source Anadolu Agency

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.