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Libyan rebels call on Turkey to condemn Gadhafi's forces

BENGHAZI – Anatolia News Agency | 3/7/2011 12:00:00 AM |

The Libyan National Council, set up by the opposition groups in Libya as a provisional council, have called on Turkey to condemn mercenaries' battling against civilians.

The Libyan National Council, set up by the opposition groups in Libya as a provisional council, have called on Turkey to condemn mercenaries' battling against civilians in the North African country.

The council's deputy leader, Abdel Hafidh Ghoga, said the opponents had taken control of nearly 75 percent of the country as the unrest entered its third week. “The uprising has one target, which is the prevalence of the people's will,” he said, adding that the Libyan people wanted Moammar Gadhafi to leave power immediately.

He vowed that their struggle would continue till they reached their goal. Ghoga said Gadhafi was holding onto the capital, Tripoli, thanks to his mercenaries and special units, adding that their men would beat Gadhafi's units and save Tripoli soon.

He said Turkish authorities asked them whether they needed anything and welcomed Turkey's helpful attitude. Ghoga asked Turkey to recognize the Libyan people's revolution and extend support to them.

The council was formed in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, the rebels' main stronghold, on Feb. 27. A few days later, the council declared itself as the country's only legitimate representative. It includes 31 representatives from most of the country’s regions. The council said its main missions were to represent all of Libya internationally, liberate the country, draft a constitution and hold elections.

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