World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey has suspended work at its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday, two weeks after his ministry advised Turks to leave the North African country due to worsening lawlessness.
"Because of some security risks we have suspended our activities in Benghazi like many other countries, as well as in Tripoli," Davutoglu told Reuters in an interview.
"Our consul general in Misrata is continuing ... and we have a team in Tunisia following all the developments. Our citizens have been evacuated, those who wanted to be evacuated."
Libya has been plagued by heavy fighting between a loosely organized army and militias that clung to their weapons following a bloody uprising that ended the autocracy of long-serving ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
The capital Tripoli has been the scene of fierce clashes between warring militias over control of several vital facilities in the city.
Benghazi, the country's second largest city, has also turned into a battlefield between troops loyal to reneged general Khalifa Haftar and Ansar Al-Sharia militia.Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Ağustos 2014, 18:01