Κοινό μήνυμα ότι «πρέπει να φύγουν όλες οι ξένες δυνάμεις και οι μισθοφόροι από το έδαφος της Λιβύης» έστειλαν κατά τη συνάντησή τους στο υπουργείο Εξωτερικών, ο υπουργός Εξωτερικών, Νίκος Δένδιας και ο πρόεδρος της Βουλής των Αντιπροσώπων της Λιβύης, Αγκίλα Σάλεχ. «Αυτό το οποίο χρειάζεται -και...
There is a significant Turkish community living in the north-west of Libya. For example, many Turks settled in Misrata during the reign of Abdul Hamid II in the nineteenth century.
In 1971 the population of Turks with roots from the island of Crete alone numbered 100,000. In 2014, Ali Hammuda, who served as the Minister of Foundations and Religious Affairs of Libya, claimed that the Turkish minority forms 15% of Libya's total population.More recent estimates in 2019 suggest that the total Turkish population in Libya is around 1.4 million, or that more than one in four Libyans (i.e. 25% of the country's population) have Turkish ancestry.
The city of Misrata is considered to be the "main center of the Turkish-origin community in Libya"; in total, the Turks form approximately two-thirds (est.270,000) of Misrata's 400,000 inhabitants. There is also a thriving Turkish population in Tripoli. Turkish communities have also been formed in more remote areas of the country, such as the Turkish neighborhood of Hay al-Atrak, in the town of Awbari.