Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu Mevlut during a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Konstantin Gryshchenko has stated that Turkey will help to release Ukrainian citizens, detained in Libya.

According to Davutoglu, the Turkish side makes every efforts to assist Ukraine in the release of more than 20 of its citizens who are detained by armed groups in Tripoli (Libya).

Since September 22 citizens of Ukraine, suspected of aiding the forces of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, are detained under house arrest.

According to detainees' relatives, the Libyans promised to release the Ukrainians in return for a decent reward.

The foreign ministries said that Ukraine-Turkey relations have acquired the level of strategic partnership.

Davutoglu also has said that Turkish diplomatic facilities in areas of traditional political and diplomatic Turkey's influence will help the Ukrainian foreign ministry in protecting the legitimate interests of Ukrainians.
In addition, Gryshchenko has said that Ukrainian diplomats also intend to provide all necessary assistance to the citizens of Turkey in case of complaints from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of this country.

The Ministers also discussed preparations for the upcoming visit of the President Viktor Yanukovych to Turkey.