"Turkey will continue to side with the Libyan people"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will continue to side with the Libyan people to prevent the conflict-ravaged country from becoming a playground for terrorist groups and warlords. He said this while in Algeria where he launched his three nation tour of African countries. Erdogan's trip to Algeria, also included stops in The Gambia and Senegal, and it comes amid a renewed push by the international community to end Libya's long-running civil war. Turkey-Africa relations have gained substantial momentum since the declaration of Turkey as a strategic partner of the continent by the African Union in January 2008.

For more on Erdogan's Africa visit and its significance, Channel Africa’s Khumbelo Munzhelele spoke to Turkmen Terzi, Turkish journalist based in South Africa.