Turkey: Gaddafi must appoint a president

Monday 14 Mar 2011

Turkey suggests Gaddafi appoint a popular president as a way to end the uprising in Libya

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said he told Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi he should appoint a president with popular support as a way to end the country's crisis, Al Arabiya television reported on Monday.

Erdogan told Al Arabiya in an interview that he expected Gaddafi to take "positive steps in this direction".

"We want a halt to the fighting by both of the sides, both in the east and west of Libya," he said.

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