The head of the opposition’s National Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, met with a UN envoy, to outline the terms of a ceasefire. Before one to take place, the opposition want Colonel Gaddafi’s men to withdraw from any cities under siege, such as Misrata. They want their protests against Gaddafi to continue without disruption from the army, and to appoint a new leader of their choice. However, few believe a ceasefire is likely.
At Friday prayers in Bengazi, the rebels were keen to show they are not terrorists. Euronews reporter Mustafa Bag was with them: “The preacher is using his speech to deny Gaddafi’s claims that the fighters in Bengazi are members of Al Qaeda. The people here are thanking the US, Britain and France, but expressing their disappointment in Turkey.”
They are angry at Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who, whilst in London on Thursday, said he did not support the idea of arming the rebels.