British paper: Erdogan is Turkey's ambitious leader

The paper published a story on Erdogan's visit to Libya, and wrote that Turkey's charismatic and ambitious premier swept through Libya on Friday on a high-profile visit.

British paper: Erdogan is Turkey's ambitious leader

The British "Financial Times" newspaper defined on Saturday Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Turkey's charismatic and ambitious premier.

The paper published a story on Erdogan's visit to Libya, and wrote that Turkey's charismatic and ambitious premier swept through Libya on Friday on a high-profile visit.

The Financial Times wrote that Erdogan drew attention to "brotherly" relations between Turkey and Libya during his visit, and warned Gadhafi supporters.

"I call on my brothers to lay down their weapons and join this revolution," the paper quoted Erdogan as saying at a news conference.

The newspaper said officials of the National Transitional Council appeared to recognise the popularity of both Turkey and its current political direction under Mr Erdogan and his team.

"Mustafa Abdul Jalil, NTC chairman, standing next to Mr Erdogan at a news conference, said the Turkish model was one to which Libya could aspire," the paper wrote.

The British paper said Erdogan seemed eager to get Turkish companies back inside Libya, where they had invested about 15 billion USD, and referred to Erdogan's remarks as "Libya is for Libyans, and Libya will always be for the Libyans" and "Libya will not be another Iraq."

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