Libya's relief team that traveled to Turkey to support rescue efforts following the devastating earthquakes that hit also Syria returned home on Monday.

Southern Turkey and parts of Syria were hit by a 7.8 magnitude quake on February 6, followed by a 7.7 magnitude quake several hours later, killing more than 45,000 people.

The Libyan team, which included members of the Criminal Investigation Service, the National Safety Authority, and Emergency Medicine and Support Services, worked in earthquake-hit cities south of Turkey.

Upon their arrival at Mitiga Airport, the team was greeted with a high-profile welcoming ceremony, which was joined by ministers and officials from the Government of National Unity, the Libyan Army Chief, Lieutenant General Muhammad Al-Haddad, and Turkish Ambassador to Libya, Kanaan Yilmaz.

A statement by the Interior Ministry said the group honored the Libyan state and their efforts touched the hearts of those affected by the earthquake.

The Turkish Ambassador took to his official Twitter handle to thank the Libyan state and people for their support and solidarity with Turkey in its times of need.

On Sunday, three aircraft carrying aid supplies took off from Mitiga Airport bound for Turkey in the presence of ambassador Yilmaz, who indicated that other aid had sailed to Turkey from the seaport of Misrata.