The United States has sent a ferry and planes to Libya's capital, and Turkey has already rescued 5,000 nationals – making it the biggest evacuation in Turkish history.
Turkey has already evacuated more than 5,000 nationals using only the airport in Tripoli, with further evacuations planned for the 25,000 Turks living in Libya – making it the biggest evacuation in Turkey's history, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said today, reported Bloomberg.
The United States, Russia, and China have all begun dispatching vessels to retrieve their citizens. Evacuating British citizens has become the top priority for its Foreign Office, said Prime Minister David Cameron, and the famed naval power has sent one of Her Majesty's ships to the coast. The BBC provides a breakdown of evacuation plans for 15 nations.