Turkey refutes spy claims in eastern Libya

Turkish foreign minister dismissed claims Monday that Turks have to leave eastern Libya within two days as Turkey is accused of sending spies to the country's east, Anadolu Agency reported,

"These claims are groundless," Ahmet Davutoglu told a press conference with Iraqi Turkmen Front Leader Ershad Salihi in Turkish capital Ankara. "Turkey or someone from Turkey cannot be accused of such an offense."

A statement by the spokesperson of renegade Libyan General Haftar on Sunday claimed that Turks and Qataris, who have been accused of spying, have 48 hours to leave eastern Libya.

Turkey had closed its consulate in Benghazi, the second largest city in Libya, in May and warned its citizens against traveling there due to the deteriorating security condition.

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