Libya has sent specialist personnel to Turkey to aid in the post-earthquake search and rescue effort.
The Tripoli government reported that on the instructions of the Tripoli-based Libyan Prime Minister, Abd Alhamid Aldabiba, a team of 55 technicians from the National Safety Authority, the Criminal Investigation Department and the Military Medicine Department were sent to Turkey. Four search and rescue dogs were also sent.
The technical teams, the government added, will participate immediately in the search and rescue efforts for those trapped under rubble by the Turkish authorities following the catastrophic earthquake that struck several provinces in southern Turkey (and parts of Syria).
On Monday, Aldabaiba had sent condoles to Turkey, Syria and Lebanon for ‘‘the victims of the painful earthquake, stressing Libya’s full solidarity with everyone in this great affliction’’.
On Tuesday, Aldabaiba expressed his condolences to Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call for those lost in the earthquake.