Turkey condemned the murder of Libyan human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis on Wednesday. "We believe that it is important to reject violence as a means for solving the problems instead of maintaining dialouge and bringing peace, stability and democracy to the country," said a statement issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday.

Bugaighis was at the forefront of the 2011 uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, ex-leader of the country. The violence-hit country also held parliamentary elections on Thursday, the second to be held since the ouster of Gaddafi in the 2011 uprising.

"The elections in Libya signify an important step towards the realization of democracy," also said the foreign ministry.

Around 1.6 million voters were eligible to vote in the election that saw 1628 candidates contesting 200 parliamentary seats. The official results of the election are still to be announced by country's official election body.