Turkey: press release regarding developments in Libya
We follow with great concern the ongoing clashes in Libya which have also caused the death of civilians.
Preserving the hard-won calm on the ground is of crucial importance for Libya’s security, stability and future. We call on the parties to be aware of this; act with restraint and common sense; and urge them to end the clashes immediately.
The escalation of violence jeopardizes the aspirations of the Libyan people for lasting peace and stability, as well as their vision to advance the political process, first and foremost the holding of elections. Therefore, we expect the parties to silence their guns and focus on resolving their issues peacefully as soon as possible.
For lasting stability, prosperity and security in Libya, Türkiye considers crucial the holding of free, fair and national elections as soon as possible, in accordance with the aspirations and expectations of the Libyan people. In this sense, the rapid completion of the legal framework under the facilitation of the UN is essential.
In line with these objectives, as we have done so far, we will continue to stand with our Libyan brothers and sisters and lend every support to the establishment of lasting peace and stability.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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