Turkey suspends activities at Tripoli embassy over insecurity
ANKARA - Reuters
Smoke rises after rockets fired by one of Libya's militias struck and ignited a building after clashes between rival militias, in an area at Alswani road in Tripoli. REUTERS PhotoTurkey has suspended work at its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Aug. 6, two weeks after his ministry advised Turks to leave the North African country due to worsening lawlessness.
"Because of some security risks we have suspended our activities in Benghazi like many other countries, as well as in Tripoli," Davutoğlu told Reuters in an interview.
"Our consul general in Misrata is continuing ... and we have a team in Tunisia following all the developments. Our citizens have been evacuated, those who wanted to be evacuated."