Turkey – Political Relations with Libya

Turkey has deep-rooted relations with the Libyan people. The recent history of cultural ties between the two countries, and therefore, safety and welfare of the people of Libya, Turkey attaches great importance.

Following the revolution of February 17, 2011, Turkey’s National Transitional Council “the only representative of the Libyan people,” recognized as. Following the entry of Tripoli under the full control of the National Transitional Council, it became the first country to have an Ambassador to Tripoli on 2 September 2011.

Turkey, in line with the priorities of Libya, especially in economic and security improvements, which significantly contribute to institution building efforts in Libya, however, due to the deteriorating security situation in Libya in 2014, has suspended aid programs.

For the same reason, our Consulate General of Benghazi temporarily suspended its activities on June 14, 2014. Likewise, our Embassy in Tripoli has been closed since July 25, 2014. On the other hand, our Misurata Consulate General continues its activities without interruption.

Turkey, during 2015, the United Nations has supported the political dialogue process facilitated actively carried out in Libya. Turkey, establishing contacts with all the parties, the parties have unearthed order to ensure a mutually acceptable agreement has encouraged to participate in the political dialogue process. Turkey has closely followed the meetings of the political dialogue participants and has hosted several meetings between Libyan stakeholders.

Turkey, the lasting peace and stability in Libya, offering a clear framework for the provision of Libya has welcomed the signing of the Political Agreement on December 17, 2015. The agreement was held in the city of Skhirat, Morocco, at the signing ceremony. Turkey, Libya’s National Political Agreement, Memorandum of efforts to implement effectively support the Government.

The new Libyan authorities in cooperation with nearby Turkey, which, when the hands of the security situation on the ground, if the National Reconciliation Government and will continue to co-ordinate assistance programs.

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