Turkish president: no Turks killed in Libya uprising

Gul said that the priority was the evacuation of Turks from Libya.

Turkish president: no Turks killed in Libya uprising

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday that no Turks had been killed in Libya uprising so far.

We are exerting extraordinary efforts to bring the Turks in Libya back to Turkey, Gul told reporters.

Hundreds of people have been killed in Libya since protests broke out across the North African nation a week ago. In the capital, Tripoli, and cities of Benghazi, Bayda and
Tobruk, people took to the streets to demonstrate against Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year reign.

When asked whether Turkey remained silent towards the incidents in Libya unlike it did in Egypt uprising, Gul said that the priority was the evacuation of Turks from Libya, adding that wishes and demands of people should be taken into consideration.

We want peace in everywhere, he added.

Upon a question about the future of Turkey's commerce with countries in the Middle East, Gul said that Turkey had rooted relations with the Middle East, adding that commerce with regional countries would continue to remain active.

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