June 9, 2011 / 2:55 PM / in 6 years

Turkey sets up $100 mln fund to help Libya rebels

ABU DHABI, June 9 (Reuters) - Turkey has established a $100 million fund to support Libya’s rebel Transitional National Council, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday.

“There is a real need for humanitarian access as well as for the natural needs of Libya like schools, hospitals and all those facilities,” Davutoglu said.

Davutoglu was speaking to reporters at a summit of Western and Arab countries backing Libya’s rebels and aimed at preparing for a political structure after the departure of leader Muammar Gaddafi from power.

Reporting by Andrew Quinn, Writing by Joseph Logan

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