A Turkish Airline flight from Kabul with 324 Turkish nationals on board landed on Monday in İstanbul, Agence France-Presse reported.
The plane, specially arranged by the Turkish foreign ministry, took off as chaos reigned at Kabul airport following the Afghan capital’s fall to Taliban fighters.
The ministry dispatched the Boeing 777 jet to Kabul over the weekend, repatriating nationals who had filed applications to leave.
Turkish embassy staff were relocated to Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport as a security precaution over the weekend.
Defense Minister Hulusi Akar met with top Turkish military officials on Monday to discuss security arrangements for Turkish nationals in Kabul, whose number was not immediately clear.