Turkey presses up demands for the release of its nationals in eastern Libya

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Turkey presses up demands for the release of its nationals in eastern Libya

July 01, 2019 - 12:11
Written by: SafaAlharathy

Turkey threatened on Sunday that the postures of warlord Khalifa Haftar's forces will be a legitimate target for the Turkish forces if the six Turkish citizens detained by Libya's eastern authorities were not released.

The arrest of the Turks followed a campaign in the eastern region to close all Turkish businesses, including companies, restaurants, and cafes.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry warned in a statement that in the event their demand was not taken up, Haftar's militias will become a target for the Turkish forces.