Libyan firefighters complete a training course in Turkey

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A team of Libyan firefighters completed a training course organized by the municipality of Konya, central Turkey, in cooperation with the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).

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Konya Municipality said in a statement that it held a ceremony on Sunday to distribute certificates to the 20 Libyan firefighters participating in the 12-day course.

The statement indicated that the participants successfully completed the course at the municipality’s firefighting training center.

According to the statement, the deputy mayor, Mustafa Ozbash, expressed his hope that the participants in the course will apply everything they have learned successfully upon their return to Libya.

For his part, TIKA representative Onur Yashar thanked Konya Municipality for its contribution and for hosting the training course.

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In turn, the head of the firefighting group coming from Libya, Mohamed Tayeb, thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Konya municipal officials, and TIKA for their support.

The state’s Director of Disaster and Emergency, Yildiz Tosun, also participated in the certificate distribution ceremony for Libyan firefighters.

The exercises included intervention for firefighting and disaster management in local governments, search and rescue, traffic accident intervention, and first aid.