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Turkey cancels visa-free travel for Libyans

Turkey has cancelled visa-free travel for Libyan nationals, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

The 2009 agreement meant Turkey was one of the few countries Libyans could travel to without a visa.

Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgiç told journalists in Ankara that from Sept. 24 Libyans would need a visa to enter Turkey.

He said the decision was due to security concerns and political uncertainty in Libya.

“The removal of visa-free travel does not mean any change in Turkey’s approach towards the Libyan people,” Bilgiç said, adding Turkey would continue to support its “brother” Libyans.

Daily Sabah

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