Bana, 7 years old, and her mother, Fatemah, live in Muleteer district of Aleppo. They have tried to send messages to the world through a Twitter account appealing for putting an end to their suffering. Today, Bana Alabed and thousands others have been evacuated and brought to the safe zone.
Bana used a Twitter account with her mother who is an English teacher and appealed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu for help. Bana wrote “Dear @MevlutCavusoglu & @rt_erdogan please please please make this ceasefire work & get us out now. We are so tired. – Fatemah #Aleppo.”
This call of the girl and her mother wasn’t unanswered and Turkish Minister responded “Difficulties on the ground won’t deter us sister. Rest assured that we are doing all to get you and thousands of others to safety.”
In addition, Çavuşoğlu wrote about the evacuation steps on his official Twitter account. “A convoy of 500 people departing from East #Aleppo also arrived in the area under the control of opposition after midnight.” “24 buses departed from East #Aleppo also arrived in the area under the control of opposition. 21 buses are also on the road.” “Including 4500 people in East #Aleppo since midnight, 12000 civilians in total were evacuated so far to the area under control of opposition”
Since the beginning of the evacuation, more than 14 thousand people have reached Idlib with buses and their own possibilities.
Russia, Iran and Turkey to hold Syria talks in Moscow tomorrow
Turkey, Iran and Russia Foreign Ministers will hold talks on Aleppo tomorrow in Moscow, to give fresh impetus for a solution in Aleppo, an official from Turkey’s foreign ministry said.
“(The meeting) will be to understand the views of all three sides, laying out where we all stand and discuss where we go from here,” the official told members of the foreign press in Istanbul on Monday.
“It is not a miracle meeting but will give all sides a chance to listen to each other,” the official said.
The Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement Tuesday’s meeting would focus on how the multi-year conflict in Syria could be resolved and on fulfilling U.N. Security Council resolutions.
The RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as telling reporters:
“We hope to speak in detail and concrete terms with those who can really bring about an improvement in the situation on the ground, while our Western partners are busier with rhetoric and propaganda and aren’t influencing those who listen to them.”