Photo: Anadolu Agency
Photo: Anadolu Agency

Ankara, 2 Rabiul Akhir 1437/12 January 2016 (MINA) – Turkey will support Libyan unity and solidarity, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday.

“Turkey will always take your side in the context of Libya’s economic development and reconstruction when Libya gains stability,” the premier said in an Ankara meeting with Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, from Libya’s unity government, Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) reported, quoting Anadolu Agency.

Davutoglu said Turkey had offered support to those injured in a terror attack in the western Libyan city of Zliten, treating the wounded in Turkey.

At least 50 people were killed and 127 others injured last week when a suicide bombing rocked a police training center.

“Thank you so much for Turkey’s support to the injured people,” al-Sarraj said.

Al-Sarraj added that political, economic and trade relations between Turkey and Libya had improved and there were many areas for cooperation between the two countries.

Libya has remained in a state of turmoil since a bloody uprising ended the decades-long rule of Muammar Gaddafi in late 2011.

Since then, the country’s stark political divisions have yielded two rival seats of government, each with its own institutions and military capacities.

The Libyan Political Agreement calls for a one-year transitional phase to last until a referendum on a new constitution and elections can be held. According to the terms of the agreement, a unity government was established to run the country during a transitional period.  (T/P010/R07)

Miraj Islamic News Agency (MINA)