Turkey says NATO to take charge of Libya operation

By REUTERS
March 24, 2011 20:46

ANKARA - Command of Western military operations in Libya will be transferred from the United States to NATO within a day or two, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday.

"Compromise has been reached in principle in a very short time," Davutoglu told reporters. "The operation will be handed over to NATO completely."

He said this would happen as soon as possible, within one or two days. Agreement had been reached in a teleconference with his counterparts from the United States, France and Britain.


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