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Turkish Airlines returns to Libya after near decade-long break

Istanbul – Turkey’s flagship carrier, Turkish Airways, has resumed flights to Libya’s capital, almost 10 several years soon after they were suspended around stability concerns in the conflict-torn region.

The airlines’s main government, Bilal Eksi, attended a ceremony at Mitiga International Airport on Thursday to mark its very first flight to Libya due to the fact 2015.

“We are delighted to get started flights once more to Libya, with which we have historic ties,” Eksi said.

“We will go on to deliver cultures with each other in Africa, as in many continents,” he added.

A business spokesman explained to AFP on Friday that Turkish Airlines will run flights to Tripoli three periods a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 

Turkish Airways flies to 130 nations around the world and 346 places.

Libya is continue to battling to get well from a long time of war that followed the overthrow and loss of life of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011.

The country’s rule is break up among rival administrations — Tripoli in the west and Benghazi in the east.

Turkey has backed the Tripoli authorities but Overseas Minister Hakan Fidan mentioned in February that Ankara would soon reopen its consulate in Benghazi. 

“We want Libya to take care of its troubles by way of dialogue. We also do not want the current present division in between the east and west to become long-lasting,” he said back again then.