The Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, travelled to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Friday, one of many stops on his tour of the Arab world, as his status as a regional leader progresses.
It is expected that the prime minister will discuss the resumption of investments in Libya. Turkey was involved in more than 200 construction projects worth $15 billion dollars before the uprising against Muammar Qaddafi began.
Earlier this week, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy were in Libya.
They European leaders were the first to visit the country after Qaddafi’s fall from power. Upon their arrival, they were greeted with gifts by the head of the National Transitional Council.
"The visit is an indication that the security situation is under control in Tripoli, and the Libyan people are happy with this visit. We thank them for their efforts during the past six months. They are one of the main reasons in the liberation of Libya,” said a resident.
Cameron and Sarkozy promised their continuing assistance in capturing the remaining Qaddafi strongholds; France and Britain were memebrs of the NATO campaign in Libya that began in March.
In addition, England and France are unfreezing of assets that the NTC say are crucial for the rebuilding and running of Libya.