Libyans welcomes Turkish peace proposal
Both sides of the conflict currently raging in Libya have welcomed a peace proposal put forward by Turkey late Thursday, DPA reported.
The plan, outlined by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, includes a ceasefire and a withdrawal of troops loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi from besieged cities in the west.
The head of the rebel transitional council, Mustafa Abdul Jalal, told Al Jazeera television that it would be ready to accept the proposal if Gaddafi and his family left the country.
There was also a positive response from Tripoli towards a plan which focused on the humanitarian aspects of the Libyan crisis, a government representative said on Al Jazeera.
The rebels had previously criticized Turkey for warning against delivering weapons to them. On Tuesday a Turkish ship carrying aid was turned away from the port of rebel stronghold of Benghazi.