A group of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's supporters assaulted Turkish journalists in Cairo on Thursday.

Mubarak's supporters battered Turkish journalists Cumali Onal, Dogan Ertugrul and Isa Simsek during ongoing protests in Egypt.

"Zaman's photo reporter Isa Simsek, Star newspaper's editor-in-chief Dogan Ertugrul and I were battered by Mubarak's supporters when we tried to make journalism," Cumali Onal, Zaman newspaper's correspondent in Cairo, told Anadolu Agency (AA) reporter on the phone. 
The journalists are in stable condition, and are actually at Turkey's Embassy in Cairo.

Earlier on Thursday, Mubarak's supporters intercepted and beat Turkish state-run TRT channel's reporter Metin Turan. 
Mubarak's supporters seized Turan's camera, money, and cell phone, whereas Turan managed to run away and take shelter at the Turkish Embassy in Cairo.

Embassy executives said they would take Turan to hospital as he suffered from wounds and bruises. 
Moreover, executives of Turkey's Embassy in Cairo said that the Prime Ministry had allocated a Turkish Airlines (THY) jet to bring back Turkish citizens to Turkey due to ongoing incidents in Egypt.

The executives said the jet was expected to land at Cairo International Airport on Thursday afternoon, and the THY plane would carry 250 Turkish citizens.

The plane is scheduled to arrive in Istanbul on Thursday evening.

Eight Turkish planes have evacuated 1,600 Turks, and almost 100 nationals from Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Georgia since January 25 when the incidents began in Egypt.

More than 100 people have died in protests since January 25, aimed at ending Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-years of rule.