Turkey is to evacuate at least 200 Palestinians injured in Israel's Operation Protective Edge, in plans announced by newly-elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Four Palestinians injured in the Israeli ground and air offensive have been evacuated to Ankara for medical treatment.
The move has been agreed by both Egypt and Israel as Erdogan confirmed the plans in his first speech following his landslide presidential election victory, becoming the first Premier to be voted in democratically by the Turkish people.
"Our wounded from Gaza have started to come," said Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as he welcomed the wounded, three women and a youth, at Ankara airport.
"In the first stage we plan to bring to Turkey, and treat, maybe 200 patients," he said.
Turkey's top diplomat added that more than 200 Palestinian patients could arrive in Turkey in groups of 40.