A retired schoolteacher in the southern Turkish province of Adana is hosting 10 Ukrainians who have fled their country amid the Russian war. Mehmet Elibal, a Turkish-origin Ukrainian living in the Konotop city, near the Russian border, contacted Turkish authorities and waited for the humanitarian corridor to open, as he desperately wanted to return to Turkey. Later, he told his mother, Miyase Tanık, about his Ukrainian friends and neighbors who could not flee the war-torn country because they did not have anywhere to go. His mother responded to his son's request by opening her doors to war victims, happily agreeing to accommodate all of them. Following the opening of the humanitarian corridor, Elibal arrived in Adana with 10 Ukrainians, including six children, after an arduous five-day journey. She is now trying to provide the best possible care for them. 'I am hosting 11 people, including my son, in my house now. There are four women and six children,' she said, adding that 'I am pleased to welcome them as long as I can make them comfortable here until the war is over.' 'I hope this war ends soon,' she remarked optimistically. 'Until the war ends, I will do my best to host them in my home,' she added. Meanwhile, Elibal stated that his mother welcomed his guests into her home without hesitation. 'The people that accompanied me had nowhere to move to Europe ... I knew these people and brought them here because they didn't have anywhere else to go. We will house them at our Adana home until the war is over,' he pledged. Preyatko, 42, expressed her desire while explaining the dire situation in her country, 'I'd like for this situation to be over as soon as possible. I wish for a peaceful Ukraine.' Another displaced Ukrainian, Tatiana Yaromko, stated that most of the country was targeted, and added: 'They (Russian forces) are blowing up homes, hospitals, and delivery rooms. It's a terrifying environment.' 'Many thanks to the Republic of Turkey,' she said, citing Ankara's role in creating humanitarian corridors for refugees fleeing Russia's shelling and the bombing of Ukraine. 'I want this war to end as soon as possible,' Nikita Artyukh, 16, said.