Turkey vetoes NATO action in Libya
Turkey has vetoed NATO's participation in establishing a no-fly zone in Libya, they have made it clear that they are not happy with the operation
(Hat Tip: Joshua I
). The countries that are acting there are acting individually.
Turkish State Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arınç said that Turkey did not join the international operation against Libya.
When asked by journalists whether Turkey would take part in the air strike against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces, Arınç said, "the prime minister and the foreign minister have already indicated earlier that Turkey did not join the operation. A crisis desk has been established at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to follow developments."
"We hope that situation will back to normal in Libya as soon as possible," he told reporters.
"There are several countries which came into prominence in implementing the UN resolution. Turkey fulfils its responsibilities. We wish that the United Nations had made such resolutions and countries had taken action in the face of incidents in Gaza, Palestine and the other regions," he concluded.
Israel Radio reported at 5:00 am that Turkey has vetoed NATO participation in the Libyan action - the countries that are acting there are doing so individually. What could go wrong?
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