Foreign Ministry: "It's time for Gaddafi to go"
Turkey does not support the continuation of Col. Muammar Gaddafi's rule in Libya, Foreign Ministry officials said yesterday, following recent diplomatic talks with government and opposition representatives from the North African country. "We are not in favor of the Gaddafi family's rule continuing in Libya," a Foreign Ministry official told reporters. "A new administration should be set up in line with the Libyan people's demands." In a short visit to Qatar late Tuesday, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with Libyan opposition member Mahmoud Jibril, who handles foreign affairs for the Transitional National Council, which is based in the opposition stronghold of Benghazi.