Turkey denies destruction of its vessel in Libya
Ankara can't confirm claims that its vessel has been destroyed in the port of Tripoli, Libya, the spokesman of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin, said.
"The ship was fired at, but there was no hit. Multiple shots were fired in return. I can say that after this the situation calmed down," Kalin said.
The statement comes hours after the Libyan National Army (LNA) said in an official statement on Facebook that its forces had destroyed a Turkish vessel, carrying weapons and ammunition that was docked in the port of Tripoli. According to the LNA, by delivering the cargo, Ankara has violated an international agreement banning arms sales to the country.
In the meantime, vessels at the port were evacuated after the attack, Reuters reported, citing port officials.