Duvar English - Afghan film director Sahraa Karimi thanked the Turkish embassy in Kabul for helping her flee the Afghan capital after the Taliban took control of the country on Aug. 15.
The Taliban's seizure of Kabul threw locals into panic as they attempted to flee the country, with horrific scenes of a stampede emerging from the local airport as people tried even to cling to planes taking off the runway.
Karimi on Aug. 15 called on the international community to raise their voices, stressing the horrors that women and children would suffer under Taliban rule.
Taliban surrounded Kabul, I were to bank to get some money, they closed and evacuated;— Sahraa Karimi/ صحرا كريمي (@sahraakarimi) August 15, 2021
I still cannot believe this happened, who did happen.
Please pray for us, I am calling again:
Hey ppl of the this big world, please do not be silent , they are coming to kill us. pic.twitter.com/wIytLL3ZNu
The Turkish Embassy, along with the Slovak Film and TV Academy, the Slovakian government and Ukraine, helped Karimi escape the country, she wrote in a tweet, adding that she's "alive and safe."
#SlovakFilmAndTVAcademy, (Wanda Hyricova),— Sahraa Karimi/ صحرا كريمي (@sahraakarimi) August 17, 2021
#Ukrain_Government (President office and Ministry of Foreign Affairs) #Turkish_Government (Turkish Embassy) #EmbassyOfSlovakiaInIran
All together helped me to get out of Kabul,they also saved other 11person.
I am #alive and safe. pic.twitter.com/gtvoRLr7wH
A video Karimi released on her Instagram account on Aug. 15 showed horrifying scenes emerging from Kabul as the Taliban took control of the country.