ISTANBUL, March 14 Any NATO military operation
in Libya would be unhelpful and fraught with risk, Turkish Prime
Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday as France tried to whip
up support among Western powers to impose a no-fly zone.
"We have seen from other examples that foreign
interventions, especially military interventions, only deepen
the problem," Erdogan said at a conference in Istanbul.
"Therefore we see a NATO military intervention in another
country as extremely unbeneficial and, moreover, are concerned
that it could create dangerous results," said Erdogan, whose
country is the only Muslim member of NATO.
(Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley; Writing by Simon
Cameron-Moore; editing by Mark Heinrich)