Heavy fighting broke out July 13 between rival militias vying for control of Libyaâs main airport, killing at least three people and forcing a halt of all flights in the worst fighting in the capital for six months.
Explosions and anti-aircraft gunfire were heard from early morning on the airport road and other parts of Tripoli.
Some 250 Turkish citizens are leaving Libya, after a call from a renegade Libyan general to Turks and Qataris to leave the countryâs east within two days or suffer a backlash from the public.
Most Turkish nationals have left the country since the Foreign Ministry issued its own warning, Anadolu Agency quoted Turkeyâs Benghazi Council General Ali Sait AkÄ±n as saying on June 23.
With just a week to go before local authority elections and two weeks before elections for the European Parliament, party leaders ratcheted up their campaigning over the weekend as new opinion polls put New Democracy, which leads the ruling coalition, and the left-wing opposition SYRIZA neck and neck.