TRIPOLI, Libya 

Turkish Naval Forces Commander Adm. Adnan Ozbal has paid a visit to Libya and met Libyan Army’s Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed Al-Sharif.

Adm. Ozbal left for Libya at the directives of Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, according to security sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Ozbal was greeted by Turkish and Libyan officials in the capital Tripoli and met Al-Sharif at the Abu Sitta Naval Base.

The two continued their meeting behind closed doors.

There were no statements made to the reporters after the meeting.

* Writing by Merve Aydogan in Ankara.

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