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Topic - Dimitris Droutsas
Italy recognized opponents of Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi as the country's only legitimate voice on Monday as the rebels advanced on a war-battered oil town and a Gadhafi envoy pressed other European countries for help in ending the crisis.
Greece will present a peace initiative for Libya's civil conflict "in the next day or two," Greece's deputy foreign minister told The Washington Times on Monday.
Col. Moammar Gadhafi appeared to be scrambling for a political solution to the civil war in Libya, as his favorite son proposed a peace plan and a key envoy headed to Greece on Sunday with a message to the prime minister from the Libyan dictator.
Turkey's growing ties to Iran and opposition to NATO missile defenses targeting Tehran are raising "many doubts about Turkey's future" among officials in the alliance, Greece's No. 2 defense official says.
Mr. Droutsas said Greece stressed the international community's call for
Mr. Droutsas said the message from the Greek side was: "Full respect and implementation of the United Nations decisions, an immediate cease-fire, an end to violence and hostilities, particularly against the civilian population of Libya."