Turkey played an important role in helping members of Nadia El-Nakla’s family escape Gaza, according to The Guardian. El-Nakla is the wife of Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf.

The Turkish government reportedly submitted the names of El-Nakla’s remaining family members as individuals they were willing to accept as refugees. The report stated that El-Nakla’s sister-in-law and four children have been offered short-term refugee status in Turkey.

Turkey’s assistance in helping non-combatants leave Gaza is entirely congruent with the GazaPassage pledge.

GazaPassage spokesperson Christopher Bedell lauded Turkey: “in the end this is about saving innocent lives. Turkey did better than talk, it acted.”

GazaPassage is working to ensure nations and organizations around the world help non-combatants leave Gaza for humanitarian purposes.

So far, the UAEAustralia, and Canada have taken a GazaPassage Pledge to help non-combatants leave Gaza, and many others are considering it.

GazaPassage has added a second prong to save innocent lives by supporting GazaConstitution.org, whose goal is “to help create the framework of a governing body in the Gaza-of-the-future to ensure an overall and lasting peace.”

GazaPassage did not report Turkey’s decision to assist in the mission until such information became public.