Erdoğan marks first prime ministerial visit to Libya after 13 years

The most highlighted nation on the scene at the end of the age found in the Ezekiel prophecies is Turkey.  All year long they have been uniting and strengthening bonds with most of the major nations that make up the Antichrist coalition.  They have not connected with Libya until this current trip.  It is scary how fast things are moving and how amazing the infallible Word of God is!  Pray for Israel!  They need the saints’ intercession. –Behold Jesus

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was scheduled to depart for the Libyan capital of Tripoli late on Monday for an official three-day visit to the African country following a 13-year hiatus in senior-level visits between the two countries.

While in Libya, Erdoğan, who will be accompanied by the state minister for foreign trade, Zafer Çağlayan, as well as a large business delegation, is scheduled to have talks with both Libyan President Muammar al-Gaddafi and Prime Minister Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmudi. Erdoğan will also attend a Libya-Turkey business forum, which will be jointly organized by Libyan and Turkish business circles.

Erdoğan’s visit is considered by Ankara as an opportunity for a review of the current course of bilateral relations between the two countries and for seeking opportunities in improving bilateral cooperation particularly in economic and commercial fields.

The latest prime ministerial level visit between the two countries took place in October 1996, when then-Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan met with Gaddafi in Libya leading to complications over bilateral relations. The visit, which aimed at improving relations, had backfired when Gaddafi reportedly lent support to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is listed as a terrorist organization by a large majority of the international community.

“The state of Kurdistan should take its place in the spectrum of nations under the Middle Eastern sun. Turkey should not fight against people seeking their independence,” Gaddafi was quoted as saying at the time.


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