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.