Turkey urges for release of its abducted nationals, vows to easen up visa requirements

14 November 2017 - 14:01

The special envoy of the Turkish President to Libya, Emrullah İşler with HoR official Yusif Al-Agori -Turkey Post

14 November 2017 - 14:01

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The special envoy of the Turkish President to Libya, Emrullah İşler, has expressed hope that the abducted Turkish nationals would be soon freed. 

İşler said in a presser in Ankara with the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of the Representatives (HoR) Yusif Al-Agori, on Monday that Turkey rejects the threats made against Turkish nationals working in Libya, Turkey post reported.   

“Turkey has recently decided to take some measures aimed at facilitating the visa requirements for Libyans wishing to enter Turkey, adding that it will open a consulate in Benghazi once security conditions get better,” İşler added. 

He also said that the visit of the HoR official to Ankara shows that Turkey is neutral toward the Libyan issue and that it doesn’t side with any party in Libya over the other. 

İşler said his country fully supports the efforts of the UNSMIL’s head, Ghassan Salame, for amending the Libyan political agreement signed in Skhirat, Morocco. 

“All Libyan parties must partake in the political process and must hinder any support for the “terrorist groups,” İşler explained. 

The General National Electricity Company in Libya (GECOL) announced that four foreigners were abducted by an armed group from Ubari gas steam plant in southern Libya on November 03. 

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