Thousands of Ukrainians trapped in Turkey following Russia's invasion of Ukraine - BBC News

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Around 2,500 Ukrainians are currently stuck in the Turkish province of Antalya.

Routes home from the tourist destination became shut off after the invasion began.

Those now facing an uncertain future include Ukraine’s Olympic medal-winning national Canoe team, as well as players from a number of top-league football clubs.

President Erdogan has not signed Turkey up to many of the West’s sanctions against Moscow and Antalya still hosts Russian tourists.

The region hosted last week’s failed peace talks between foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine.


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"Trapped in Turkey"? Haha. As a Turk, these phareses do not offend me anymore. I got used to this. We accepted the fact that Western European countries despise us regardless of whatever we do. Turkey loves Ukraine and support the independence of this beautiful country. I hope this war will end soon and I am happy to see we can offer Ukrainians a help...

Author — Sinan Arca

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Turkey thanks for your help! I couldn't even imagine you are such a good neighbour!

Author — Илья Сорока

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They are stuck, not trapped! Stop spreading stupid words!

Author — Jack Sparrow

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Change the Title, and respect Turkey. We love our European friends and we will take any actions for them to make this country feel like their home too. So all the Ukranians, first by God’s help and through Him all the locals will help, will always find their rest in Turkey, no hunger, no homelessness. Instead trying to heat things up, I suggest you to bring humanitarian actions on your channel, we are not the cause of them to be silent, Russia is. Lets pray for our Heavenly Father that the war will end soon and that our Ukranian friends will reach their families afterwards.

Author — Abdullah Talha Furkan Öztürk

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Turkey Sending drones to Ukrainian military, confirming Ukraine sovereignty in every UN and NATO meeting, hosting 2500 Ukrainians, mediating in the current peace talk between Ukraine and Russia
Turkey have done and still doing to Ukrainians more than any nation..

Author — Max D30

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"Trapped" in Antalya lmao. Imagine saying being trapped in Hawaii or Miami.

Author — Turin

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Such a ironic word "trapped". Dude there is Antalya :)

Author — Downupside Ksl

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Yes what do you mean trapped in Turkey, they are safe and in good country at the moment. Turkish people are very welcoming to foreigners and you should re word your head line. Shame on you

Author — Nevin Kasapoglu

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What do you mean "trapped in Turkey?" Don't you mean given asylum in Turkey?

Author — Andy See

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Before war:

🇺🇲🇪🇺 to Ukraine : We are with you

During war:

🇺🇲🇪🇺 to Ukraine : Our prayers are always with you...

Author — Nilufa Ibrahim

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I was born in Russia and I left it 4 years ago. I wanted to go to my family members in Ireland, but it was very difficult, so, I got to the Netherlands, to the airport of Amsterdam (officially, as a transit passenger), and I applied for an asylum and later got it 🇳🇱🇪🇺
Glory to Ukraine 🇺🇦

Author — AK NL

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O no, trapped in Turkey. Am I missing something here?

Author — Arbli

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They were not stuck anywhere. If they want, they can stay in Turkey forever or go to a third country, according to their preferences.

Author — MetallicRoosterSailor

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This title is a disaster and this is coming from a fellow Brit. How dare you claim that people are "trapped" in Turkey as if they were held out of their own free will. The title should be "Turkey hosting Ukranians following Russian invasion".

Author — Miranda Pillsbury

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Thank you for the report and update on this situation, so many people's lives are caught up in this tragedy

Author — Natalie Regine Howie

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Poor choice of wording from the BBC. "Stuck" would be better than "Trapped". "Trapped" implies that Turkey is holding them hostage which is nonsense. "Stuck" implies they cannot return home due to exogenous circumstances.

Author — mutaween464

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Better than trapped in new york or london. You guys got serious butthurt.

Author — Berke G

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I was born in Russia and I left it 4 years ago. I wanted to go to my family members in Ireland, but it was very difficult, so, I got to the Netherlands, to the airport of Amsterdam (officially, as a transit passenger), and I applied for an asylum and later got it 🇳🇱🇪🇺
Glory to Ukraine

Author — Jonie- 🔥𝐆𝐨 𝐓𝐨 𝐌𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]🔞

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Hahahahhaha trapped … why don’t you go further and say being held as a hostage .stupid BBC..

Author — funda cüre

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Stay there no worry Ordoghan he will look after you long holiday enjoy Slava Ukraina

Author — Kamel BEO