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Some 1,000 evacuees from Libya head for China via Turkey

2011-03-02 02:06:18 GMT2011-03-02 10:06:18(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

ISTANBUL, March 2 (Xinhua) -- A total of 982 Chinese nationals evacuated from Libya left here for China by taking three Turkish flights and two chartered planes on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

These Chinese nationals came to Istanbul on Monday and Tuesday by taking flights chartered by the Chinese Embassy in Turkey, from the southern Libyan city of Sebha, and most of them are from the Chinese provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Shandong.

Chinese Ambassador to Turkey Gong Xiaosheng told Xinhua that 504 Chinese nationals arrived in Istanbul by three chartered flights on Monday, and 1,008 Chinese nationals came here by six chartered flights on Tuesday.

The Chinese ambassador said that with timely help and support of the Turkish government, the Chinese nationals are leaving Turkey for home at a quick speed.

He said that the Chinese Embassy would try to accomplish the evacuation program in the next couple of days by continuing to take regular Turkish flights and chartered planes.

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