Turkish Prime Minister and Al-Serraj discuss abducted Enka workers in Ubari

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım (Photo: Internet)

The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and his Libyan counterpart of the Government of National Accord Fayez al-Sarraj talked over the phone late Saturday to discuss the situation of three Turkish nationals abducted Friday in southwestern Libya.

According to a statement from Turkish Prime Ministry’s Press Office, Yıldırım told Al-Sarraj that Turkey expects the three Turkish nationals to be found “as soon as possible.”

Al-Sarraj said Libya would use every means available to help rescue the Turkish workers.

On Friday, an armed group seized three Turkish nationals and one German citizen who had been working for ENKA in Ubari region, a Turkish engineering and construction firm.

The reason behind the abduction “is not thought to be an act of terrorism,” said Omar Kuki, official from Ubari municipality earlier on Saturday, adding the Libyan security forces had launched an operation to find the missing workers.

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