Turkey's Erdogan and Obama discussed Libya on phone

Leaders discussed the range of options both countries were considering to ensure their citizens' safety in Libya and hold Libya's government accountable for its actions.

Turkey's Erdogan and Obama discussed Libya on phone

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a phone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama about the recent developments in Libya.

The White House said in a statement on Friday that the leaders discussed the range of options both countries were considering to ensure their citizens' safety in Libya and hold Libya's government accountable for its actions.

They also agreed on the importance of providing humanitarian assistance to the Libyan people.

The two leaders said the Libyan government's use of violence against its people was completely unacceptable and discussed ways for the international community to immediately respond, the White House said.

They affirmed their strong support for the universal rights of the Libyan people, including the right to peaceful assembly, free speech, and the ability of the Libyan people to determine their own destiny and agreed that these rights must be respected.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are set to meet in Geneva on Monday.

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