The process of evacuating citizens of Azerbaijan from the earthquake region of Turkey has started from 15:00 today.

This was stated by Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Turkey Rashad Mammadov in his statement to APA.

The ambassador said that a decision was made yesterday by the government of Azerbaijan to evacuate Azerbaijanis living in earthquake areas, and evacuation buses are leaving from the bus stations of Kahramanmaras, Malatya, Gaziantep and Adana provinces of Turkey starting at 15:00 today.

"We investigate the calls received by the operational headquarters and based on that we place the people to be evacuated on the buses," the ambassador added.

Rashad Mammadov noted that Azerbaijani citizens who will be evacuated will be sent to their homeland via Georgia: "Several buses are already full and leaving."

The ambassador did not reveal the number of Azerbaijani citizens to be evacuated.

The ambassador noted that they will announce the number of evacuees in the evening.