March 31, 2011 / 3:29 PM / 7 years ago

Turkey's Erdogan: not appropriate to arm Libyan rebels

LONDON (Reuters)- Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he did not support the idea of arming Libyan rebels fighting to oust Muammar Gaddafi from power.

Prime Minister David Cameron (R) poses for a photograph with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at number 10 Downing Street in London March 31, 2011. REUTERS/Geoff Caddick/pool

“Doing that would create a different situation in Libya and we do not find it appropriate to do that,” Erdogan told reporters at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London.

Reporting by Matt Falloon, Editing by Tim Castle

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