Turkey aims to repatriate around 2,500 militants, the majority of whom will be sent to European Union nations, state broadcaster TRT Haber said, adding there were currently 813 militants at 12 deportation centres in the country.
“We have not found anybody yet who has agreed to go back, but all our preparations are in place,” said Khaled Hossain, a senior official with the Refugee, Relief and Rehabilitation commissioner’s office.
India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation has confirmed that Air India’s repatriation flights for its citizens in the Gulf wishing to return home in view of coronavirus disruptions will be extended into its Phase V from Aug.1, 2020.
The Indian consulate in Dubai said Vande Bharat Mission UAE to India flights from July 8 to July 14 would open for sale on July 3 at 4pm UAE time.
Over 125,000 Indians have been safely repatriated home from the UAE since the Vande Bharat Mission started on May 7. Several others will return to India during the Phase 4 of the mission which started on July 1.
Since June, the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai have so far assisted and oversaw the departure of 26,500 of their countrymen as a result of the pandemic.
Flights to be operated to five Indian cities between July 12 and July 26, 2020. The flights will be operated to Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram.
The UAE government has permitted entry into the UAE, for which one has to have a stamped resident permit on the passport.
India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation announced a packed schedule of 270 repatriation flights out of the UAE commencing on Oct.1 to bring back its citizens who wish to return home to face disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.