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Turkey: NATO failed in Libya following overthrow of Gaddafi, says Stoltenberg01:30

Turkey: NATO failed in Libya following overthrow of Gaddafi, says Stoltenberg

Turkey, Antalya
May 14, 2015 at 06:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

NATO has failed to stabilise Libya after its military operation in 2011, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg admitted in Antalya on Thursday.

Speaking at a press conference at the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Antalya, Stoltenberg defended NATO's military operation that led to the collapse of the Gaddafi government, saying it had been conducted "under a very clear UN mandate." The Secretary General said NATO was not fully responsible for the current situation in Libya, also apportioning blame on the international community and "Libya itself." Stoltenberg concluded his statements on Libya announcing that once the security situation had stabilised, NATO stood ready to reinforce its presence in the North African country for the sake of "stability."

The NATO summit is set to conclude on Thursday.

Turkey: NATO failed in Libya following overthrow of Gaddafi, says Stoltenberg01:30
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NATO has failed to stabilise Libya after its military operation in 2011, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg admitted in Antalya on Thursday.

Speaking at a press conference at the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Antalya, Stoltenberg defended NATO's military operation that led to the collapse of the Gaddafi government, saying it had been conducted "under a very clear UN mandate." The Secretary General said NATO was not fully responsible for the current situation in Libya, also apportioning blame on the international community and "Libya itself." Stoltenberg concluded his statements on Libya announcing that once the security situation had stabilised, NATO stood ready to reinforce its presence in the North African country for the sake of "stability."

The NATO summit is set to conclude on Thursday.