Turkey delivers medical aid to Libya
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyTurkey delivered 22 tons of medicine and medical supplies to Libya on May 24, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has said.
“In response to the needs of various hospitals and health centers in Libya, the Turkish Red Crescent, with the coordination of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency [AFAD], dispatched to Libya 22 tons of medicine and medical supplies on 24 May 2017,” according to a statement.
Supplies were delivered to the Ministry of Health of the Libyan Government of National Accord by the Turkish Embassy in Tripoli, it said.
“Turkey which attaches special importance to the stabilization of Libya and supports the Libyan Presidency Council’s efforts to this end, will continue to exert every effort in alleviating the needs of the friendly and brotherly people of Libya,” the statement added.
Libya has remained in a state of turmoil since early 2011, when a bloody uprising ended with the ouster and death of longtime leader Muammar Gadhafi.
Since then, the country’s stark political divisions have yielded at least three different seats of government and a host of rival militia groups.