Turkey urges Libya to protect Ottoman-era tombs and mosques

Davutoglu held separate phone conversations with Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif, and his counterpart.

Turkey urges Libya to protect Ottoman-era tombs and mosques

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday held separate phone conversations with Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif, and his Libyan counterpart Ashour bin Khayal.

Turkish diplomatic sources said Davutoglu had conveyed Turkey's concerns over attacks by certain Salafi groups in Libya on a number of historical tombs and mosques, urging the Libyan government to protect and preserve Ottoman-era tombs and mosques.

Libyan president and foreign minister have said Libya shared Turkey's sensitivities, vowing to protect the historical places from the Ottoman-era.

Last Mod: 29 Ağustos 2012, 09:37
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