Defense Minister Akar expects positive developments from Mariupol

Hulusi Akar, Turkish National Defence Minister

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# 05 April 2022 14:17 (UTC +04:00)

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Ankara expects positive developments regarding the evacuation of civilians and injured people from Ukraine’s besieged city of Mariupol as it continues to coordinate work in this regard, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, Akar said Turkey continues to coordinate evacuation efforts with Ukrainian and Russian authorities to ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid and the evacuation of Turkish citizens and other nationals.

“We hope for and expect positive developments within a short period of time,” Akar said.