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Turkey seeks to evacuate nearly 1,000 people from Gaza

As Ankara continues to evacuate its nationals from the Gaza Strip, the Turkish health minister said Turkey is seeking to establish a field hospital there.
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ANKARA — Turkey is seeking to evacuate nearly 1,000 individuals including Turkish nationals and their relatives out of the Gaza Strip, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said Monday, as 110 more residents of the war-torn enclave arrived in Ankara.

“Our contacts with the Israeli and Egyptian authorities continue for the evacuation of 983 people including our citizens and their relatives from Gaza through the Rafah crossing,” Fidan told lawmakers in parliament. 

He added that Ankara has so far evacuated 170 people from the Palestinian enclave since Hamas’ attack on Israel Oct. 7 and the ensuing war. “Departures will continue today and in the upcoming days,” Fidan said. 

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