Turkey is considering closing embassy in Tripoli

Author : Mircea Birca | Thursday, July 24, 2014
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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imgTurkey has considered closing its embassy in Tripoli because of growing security concerns in the country, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said, adding that efforts to evacuate Turkish citizens in Libya were underway. 

“We may take such a decision,” the foreign minister said July 24 during an interview with the private channel A Haber, upon a question on whether Turkey would close its embassy in Tripoli.

“Unfortunately, the clashes in Tripoli have intensified, spreading to the downtown [area of the city] and close to our embassy,” Davutoğlu said, recalling that Turkey had already suspended work at its consulate in Benghazi due to the poor security conditions.

With tensions high in Libya, the ministry issued its third travel warning in the last two weeks, urging Turkish citizens to leave the country.

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