Turkey's concerns 'accepted': Davutoglu

Davutoglu said Turkey expressed its support to NATO in technical level, underlining that Turkey's participation was humanitarian assistance and implementation of arms embargo from the sea.

Turkey's concerns 'accepted': Davutoglu

Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday that Turkey's concerns regarding Libya were accepted.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu spoke to journalists on the sidelines of "Rethinking of Global Order in the 21st Century" in Ankara.

Davutoglu said he talked to foreign ministers of the United States, Britain and France via teleconference, "the coalition formed after Paris meeting will leave the mission soon and operation would be transferred to NATO as a whole under only one command-and-control system. "Thus, Turkey's concerns and demands in this respect are accepted," he said.

Davutoglu said Turkey's principles were definite from the very beginning, noting that, "at the last meeting, the concerns have been voiced. Four foreign ministers had a beneficial meeting on the matter."

Davutoglu said technical preparations were underway to transfer the command to NATO, "we hope this will be concluded soon and an operation framework will be formed in line with the spirit of UN Security Council resolution no:1973 and in line with cease-fire target."

Davutoglu said Turkey expressed its support to NATO in technical level, underlining that Turkey's participation was humanitarian assistance and implementation of arms embargo from the sea.

Referring to Libya Conference in London, Davutoglu said the conference would take place with the participation of NATO, regional elements and the UN elements that would take place in the operation.

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