Turkish Airlines suspends flights to Libya’s Misrata

Turkish Airlines also flies to Benghazi, Tripoli and Sebha in Libya. (Shutterstock)

Turkish Airlines, the only foreign airline still flying to Libya, has suspended its flights to Misrata over concerns about worsening security in the country, the company said on Monday.

A Libyan warplane from forces loyal to the internationally recognized government bombed a Greek-operated oil tanker anchored offshore on Sunday, killing two crewmen in an escalation of a battle between the country's rival factions.

Turkey's flag carrier cancelled its Istanbul - Misrata flights on Sunday, and suspended all Misrata flights, but had not yet taken a decision on other flights to Libya, it told Reuters in an e-mail on Monday.

Turkish Airlines also flies to Benghazi, Tripoli and Sebha in Libya.

Three years after the fall of Moammar Qaddafi, Libya is mired in a power struggle between two rival factions of former rebels who have established competing governments, both claiming legitimacy and control of vast oil resources.

 

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