Turkey says offered Gaddafi "guarantee" to quit Libya

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Posted: Jun 10, 2011 5:44 PM
Turkey says offered Gaddafi "guarantee" to quit Libya

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday his country had offered a "guarantee" to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi if he left Libya, but said Ankara had received no answer.

"Gaddafi has no way out but to leave Libya, through the guarantees given to him, it seems," Erdogan told NTV broadcaster in an interview.

"We ourselves have offered him this guarantee, via the representatives we've sent. We told him we would help him to be sent wherever he wanted to be sent. We would discuss the issue with our allies, according to the response we receive. Unfortunately we still haven't got a response from Gaddafi."

Erdogan, whose country is a member of NATO, did not specify what kind of guarantee his country had offered to Gaddafi.