Turkey slams France to exacerbate crisis in Libya


Turkey on Tuesday slammed France’s comments on Ankara’s role in Libya, saying: sightings have shown that the “dark and inexplicable” French policy towards Libya and said Paris is support for the putschist forces General Khalifa Haftar against the U. N. recognized the Government of National Reconciliation (GNA) exacerbates the crisis in the country.Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said France’s support encouraged Haftar to insist on military means and added to the pain and grievances of the war-weary Libyans.

“France’s support for the putschist and pirate Haftar, who aims to impose an authoritarian regime by overthrowing the legitimate government and who openly announced that he does not want a political solution, has aggravated the crisis in Libya , ”The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

“It is unacceptable for a NATO ally to behave this way,” he said.

Aksoy accused of Paris serving as “subcontractor for certain countries in the region”, allusion to the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

The heated foreign exchange risk heightens the tension between Ankara and Paris, two NATO allies whose relations have deteriorated since 2016.

Turkey will continue to support efforts under the aegis of the EU. N. to ensure the sustainability of peace and stability in Libya, concluded the press release.

France said on Monday that it wanted talks with NATO allies to discuss what has been claimed. Turkey is increasingly “aggressive” in Libya.

The Foreign Ministry statement stressed the support of France and some countries, in violation of the UN and NATO decisions, for illegitimate structures has been the main obstacle to the establishment of peace and stability in Libya.

Libya has been in turmoil since 2011, when the civil war overthrew dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who was later killed. The country has since split between eastern and western governments, each supported by armed groups and foreign governments.

The Forces under Haftar launched an offensive by trying to take Tripoli in April 2019, and the crisis in the oil-rich country stopped deteriorating as foreign funding sources intervened more and more despite promises to the contrary to a peace summit in Berlin earlier this year.

Haftar’s offensive is supported by France, Russia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab countries. The legitimate Tripoli government is backed by Turkey – which sent troops and mercenaries to protect capital in January – as well as Italy and Qatar.


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