Turkey intervenes with roadmap
Turkey has taken a leading role in trying to get the two opposing sides in Libya to agree to a roadmap to move forward. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed that they were talking to both sides about the roadmap.
The proposals include an immediate and genuine ceasefire along with the lifting of pro Gaddafi forces’ siege of cities; a humanitarian corridor set up to provide aid where needed and agreement on a comprehensive democratic change process.
The roadmap has run into trouble already, with rebel forces saying that Turkey is siding with Gaddafi; they are said to have found food packets with Turkish labels on pro Gaddafi troops and a rebel ship loaded with aid and weapons for Misrata was turned back by a Turkish warship.