Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said in a statement that Turkey would respond to any attack on its troops in the war-torn country of eastern Libya’s Marshal Khalifa Haftar. Visit Tripoli, Saturday, December 26th.
“The war criminal, the murderer Haftar, and his army must know that they will be considered legitimate targets in the event of an attack on the Turkish army.”Supporters of the National Unity Government (GNA) in the struggle in Libya, Akar said. “If they do, they will not be able to find a place to escape. […] Everyone should come to their senses ”He added at a press conference two days after Marshall’s remarks against Ankara.
The pro-Haftar offensive, which began in April 2019 to seize the Libyan capital, Tripoli, allowed Turkish military support in June 2020 to repel pro-GNA forces. The UN-approved GNA, which sits in Tripoli, has since controlled the entire north-west of the country.
The ceasefire was signed in October
Marshall Haftar called on Thursday “Expel Holder” Turkish. there will be “There is no peace in our lands in the presence of a colonist.”, Said the Libyan Marshal, who is backed by Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Same day, at 69e On the anniversary of the country’s independence, GNA leader Faisal al-Saraj called on his Companions “Turn the page on disagreements to achieve consistency”.
Despite numerous inter-Libyan talks to lift the country out of the crisis, the UN-sponsored ceasefire signed in October is generally respected and anti-war declarations are on the rise.
On the first day of his visit to Tripoli on Saturday, the High Council of State (HCE, pro-GNA) said in a statement that the Turkish minister had discussed with Libyan officials how to respond to Marshall Haftar’s new attack. It is important that everyone contributes to a political solution. Anything else would be bad. ”On Saturday evening, Shri.
The Turkish parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution extending the power to deploy troops in Libya, a troubled country since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011, by 18 months.