Turkey to bring Turkish citizens back from Libya

Turkish FM Davutoglu said Turkey was closely monitoring developments in Libyan cities and regions where Turkish companies were operating

Turkey to bring Turkish citizens back from Libya

Turkish foreign minister said on Saturday that Turkey had launched in initiatives to bring Turkish citizens back to Turkey from Libya due to ongoing demonstrations in that country.

Ahmet Davutoglu said there was a significant number of Turkish citizens in Libya, and the ministry was in continuous contact with its embassy and consulates in that country.

"We have launched initiatives to ensure their security and take them to Turkey when necessary," Davutoglu told reporters in New Delhi, India.

Davutoglu said Turkey was closely monitoring developments in Libyan cities and regions where Turkish companies were operating, and would evacuate its citizens if necessary as it had done in Tunisia and Egypt.

The minister underlined Libya's security and peace for Turkey, and said Turkey could launch evacuation of its citizens later on Saturday.

Davutoglu said the pacific demands of Middle Eastern people should be taken into consideration, and hoped there would be a pacifist transition process in the region as Turkey did not want to see any chaos in its geography.

"Turkey's experience is considered as a success story by some Arab intellectuals and observers, and if this experience is seen as a good model for sister countries, we will be pleased to contribute," he said.

On the United Nations (UN) Conference of the Least Developed Countries to take place in Turkey in May, Davutoglu said Turkey was getting prepared to bring forth a fair distribution of international economic system and implement a new international order.

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