World Bulletin / News Desk
A group of anti-government Libyans staged a demonstration in front of the Turkish consulate in Benghazi, protesting Turkish authorities for rejecting the idea of arming rebels fighting against Col. Muammar Gaddafi and maintaining dialogue with the Libyan leader, Cihan news agency reported.
In a peaceful protest largely composed of women and children on Monday, demonstrators chanted slogans, urging Turkish leadership to look at the atrocities committed by forces loyal to Gaddafi in rebel-held city of Misrata in the past week. "Erdoğan don't be blithe, look at Misrata," "Revolutionaries want to arm," "Erdoğan, don't talk to Gaddafi" were some slogans protesters chanted during the demonstration.
There were also some lawyers and prosecutors among the nearly 150-person group in a 30-minute protest, witnesses say. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan rejected the idea of arming rebels last week during his visit to London for a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Turkey hosted Libya's Deputy Foreign Minister Abdelati Obeidi on Monday to seek a possible truce between the conflicting sides, but the country has yet to reconcile both sides.
Wednesday meeting will follow Turkish airstrikes on PKK, ISIL
Air strikes by Turkish air forces against ISIL and PKK could change the regions politics
Risk analysis centers at airports, improved border security are among efforts to stop militant recruits
The Kurdish YPG has captured a town in northern Syria from ISIL fighters using the Euphrates river as a launchpad.
Station in Mardin province attacked with explosives, injuring five officers
Turkish PM's remarks over anti-terror operations against ISIL and PKK dominate Monday's headlines
In a report to London based newspaper Al-Hayat, the PYD co-chairman has said that with the right conditions, the PYD can join with Assad amry
US ‘strongly condemns’ PKK’s terrorist attacks in Turkey and respects Ankara’s right to self-defense, says National Security Council spokesman
Barzani hails Turkish gov't efforts to end conflict with terror group PKK, while welcoming Ankara's military involvement against ISIL
Ankara asks NATO ambassadors to meet on Tuesday to inform allies about measures it is taking amid anti-terror operations
Suspects are accused of being members of terrorist organizations
Pro-PKK protesters hurled stones, fireworks and petrol bombs as they clashed with police in eastern provinces of Mardin and Sirnak
The White House strongly condemned PKK's recent terrorist attacks and HAS called the organization to renounce terrorism and re-engage in peace talks with Turkey in a statement released on Saturday night.
'We attach great importance to our cooperation with the U.S. and believe that it will result in an effective fight against the ISIL threat,' Turkish FM says
Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in an explosion in South East Turkey