Tunisia allows landing of Turkish plane with medical aid for Libya

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Tunisia allowed a Turkish plane to land at its southern airport of Zarzis to deliver medical aid to Libyans at the Ras Jedir border crossing, the presidency said on Friday.

Tunisia does not allow foreign forces to use its territory to interfere in the Libyan conflict. Libya’s internationally recognised government (GNA) is supported militarily by Turkey.

A Tunisian official told Reuters that the Turkish plane did not fly direct to Libya because its airport was not safe. Tunisia requested that its customs and security forces deliver the aid directly to the Libyans.

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