Turkey donates Libya police cars, uniforms

Ankara has presented Libya with 30 free police vehicles and 6,000 police uniforms as part of a host of Turkish efforts to help train the North African country’s law enforcement officers.

Speaking at a ceremony yesterday in Tripoli, Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan said 1,500 Libyan police would be trained in Turkey between March and July.

The training will not be limited solely to policemen, but will also include training for Libya’s judges, prosecutors and employees at corrections facilities, he added.

“Aside from training and education, we have reached an understanding with Libya in many different areas,” said Çağlayan, adding that the two sides had discussed collaboration in energy, transportation, communication, airlines, trade and exports.

“Our only wish is that free Libya fulfills its development expectations on the social and economic front,” he said.

(Source: Hurriyet News Agency)

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