Turkey, a rising diplomatic and political power in the Middle East, once had close political ties with Gaddafi's government and Turkish companies had projects worth more than $15 billion in the oil producing North African state last year.
Turkey was opposed to both sanctions against Libya
and NATO intervention after a revolt against Gaddafi's 42 year-rule erupted in February, but in May Ankara called on Gaddafi to step down and recognized the rebels as the legitimate government.
Backed by NATO air strikes, Libyan rebels advanced into the Libyan capital Monday as remnants of Gaddafi's fought last-ditch battles around the veteran leader's compound.
"What is happening in Libya is a lesson for the leaders of the region. It shows that leaders who do not listen to their people cannot stay in power; Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
was quoted as saying, without mentioning any other country.
Davutoğlu is in Ethiopia on a tour of African countries.
Turkey has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
, who has unleashed a crackdown on pro-democracy protests, to end the violence and carry out reforms in the neighboring country.
Turkey, unlike the United States and the European Union, has not called on Assad to step down, but has said repeatedly its patience is running out.