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Head of Libyan Presidential Council Invited to Visit Turkey

Head of Libyan Presidential Council Invited to Visit Turkey

Sunday, 21 March, 2021 - 05:45
Libya's new Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh meets community elders in Sirte, Libya, March 10, 2021. (Reuters)

New head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohammed al-Menfi, received an invitation to visit to Turkey.

Menfi said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had telephoned him on Saturday to congratulate him directly on assuming his official duties.

He invited him to visit Ankara at the soonest possible occasion.

Meanwhile, interim Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdulhamid Dbeibeh offered his condolences to the families of the victims, whose corpses were discovered in the eastern city of Benghazi on Thursday.

He demanded that the general prosecutor launch a probe in the case, whose circumstances have been denied been the security, military and medical agencies in the city.

“Such incidents will never be repeated, tolerated or covered up,” he vowed.

Local media reported that more than 12 corpses, all showing gunshot wounds, were discovered near a cement factory in Benghazi.

Various military, security and medical agencies had initially denied the discovery. As soon as news about it broke out, the Libyan National Army broadcast footage of normal traffic near the facility.

Social media activists called on Dbeibeh to release the names of the victims or apologize to Benghazi and its residents.

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