Issued on: 23/09/2022 – 07:52Modified: 23/09/2022 – 08:41
“The young Russian men we have spoken to have a haggard look of uncertainty in their eyes. Some bought their tickets in reaction to Putin’s latest declarations to avoid being drafted in the war with Ukraine that they say is not their war, but Putin’s. Others had vacations planned in Turkey and decided to pack as many belongings as possible, ‘just in case'”. FRANCE 24’s correspondent in Turkey Shona Bhattacharyya provides more details below.