The Turkish ambassador to Libya, Kanan Yilmaz, confirmed on Monday that Ankara was ready to provide all necessary needs in order to help cities ravaged by floods to overcome this crisis.
This announcement came during a meeting for Yilmaz with the Deputy Head of the Presidential Council, Abdullah Al-Lafi, as the former visited to offer his condolences to the Libyan people for the victims of the floods, and to follow up on developments in the humanitarian situation in the city of Derna and the rest of the affected areas.
Yilmaz indicated that his arrival as the first resident ambassador in Libya to the affected areas expressed Turkey’s support for the Libyan people, who supported their country during the earthquake disaster last February, for considerations of the fraternal and historical ties that unite the two countries.
Al-Lafi appreciated Turkey's efforts since the disaster occurred, by operating an air relief bridge, sending specialized rescue teams with experience in dealing with natural disasters, and establishing a field hospital to contribute to the local and international effort to save lives and extract those trapped under the rubble.
Hi reiterated the importance of having a unified administration to manage the crisis in the city of Derna and other affected cities to overcome the repercussions of this disaster.