SEARCH

News » International

Updated: March 28, 2011 15:07 IST

Turkey will run Benghazi airport: Erdogan

AP
print   ·   T  T  
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. File photo: AP.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. File photo: AP.

Mr. Erdogan said Turkey would also participate in the enforcement of the no—fly zone but would not take part in ground attacks.

Turkey’s prime minister says his country will take over the running of the airport in Benghazi to facilitate the transport of humanitarian aid to Libya.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking to reporters on Monday, did not say when NATO’s only Muslim member would assume control.

Turkey has contributed four frigates and a submarine to the enforcement of the U.N. arms embargo on Libya.

Mr. Erdogan said Turkey would also participate in the enforcement of the no—fly zone but would not take part in ground attacks.

He said Turkey would never use “guns or bullets” against Libyans.

More In: International | News

On April 25, 2015, a 7.9 magnitude strong earthquake struck Nepal which devastated important historic places. India and some neighbouring countries were also affected. Relief materials from India and other countries were sent to Nepal.


World

South Asia


O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in International

Bill to reform domestic surveillance blocked in U.S. Senate

The USA Freedom Act, a bill to end U.S. spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone call data, failed to clear a procedural hu... »