August 25th, 2011
08:24 AM ET

Nations hold Libya talks in Turkey

Diplomats from 29 countries are attending a meeting of the Libyan Contact Group, a coalition of Arab and European governments as well as the United States and Turkey, in Istanbul.

Representatives from NATO, the African Union, United Nations, European Union, Arab League, Gulf Cooperation Council and Libya's National Transitional Council - the rebel Libyan government - are also present.

The meeting began Thursday with opening remarks from Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Turkey is one of the co-chairs of the Libya Contact Group.

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    Actually, the only thing that counts here is what the people in Washington decide as they'll have the final say so in all of Libya's internal affairs. The uprising in Libya was nothing more that Washington's bid to take over that country and they succeeded!

    August 25, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. gokturk

    we'll see who gets the contracts......

    August 25, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |


    August 25, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat2u

    Talking turkey in Turkey about Libya. Say that three times fast.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Gobble gobble.
    I hope that these talks will do some good.

    August 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat2u

    I like you turkey impession. lol

    Hello banansy. How are you today ?

    August 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      P.S. I'm surprised CNN let you post, using such FOWL language.

      August 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©


    Such fowl language? *Groan* lol!
    I doing really well.
    How about youself?

    August 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    *I'm* doing really well, I meant to say.....

    August 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat2u


    Sorry about the bad pun.
    I'm also doing well,
    Scratching out a living in the litterbox of life.

    August 25, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Nah,bobcat2u, the pun was fine.
    I enjoy them.
    I also dig your little sayings.
    I'm off work now; I'm enjoying the day in my hammock.
    It's absolutely a perfect day here!
    No dirty martini though; too early yet! 😉

    August 25, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat2u

    Hey banasy, It's always 5 o'clock somewhere. When you do get around to it, drink one for me too. Unfortunately I have to work this evening.

    August 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Canadian Genius

    Was Israel invited?


    August 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. SuzyQ

    I have something special for your dirty martini. Email me

    August 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Abhishek

      i would love to win an ipad becuase i have not the money to buy one and i have never owned haytning from apple or won a contest

      March 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jon

    It really doesn't what the other countries say, this is a taliban operation and in the end they're the ones who will ultimately decide Libya's future along with al qaeda. Anyone who believes this was a fight for freedom and democracy have been in a state of delusion, even the White House and the intelligence community knows the rebels are a group backed by the taliban, al qaeda, and muslim brotherhood.

    August 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bill

    within ten years the US will have to invade Libya to root out the taliban and al qaeda. Bet the house on it. Libya's rich oil reserves will help prop up a weaken terrorist network around the world, this rebellion will prove to be NOT in our best interest.

    August 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
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