The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Khalifa Haftar hid in a hotel in Berlin and didn’t commit to peace agreements signed in Moscow and Berlin.
In a press conference before leaving to Algeria on Saturday on a tour to Africa for three days, Erdogan said Haftar is a putschist and that he told the German Chancellor Angela Merkel that they had been spoiling him a lot.
"He is advocating partition of Libya and is breaching the ceasefire. Merkel agreed with me.” Erdogan explained.
He added that Haftar didn’t support the conclusions of Berlin or Moscow as the Russian President told him that he vouched for Haftar in return for Erodgan vouching for Al-Sarraj, whom Erdogan said had committed to the ceasefire as Turkey asked him, but Haftar didn’t commit to anything and escaped from Moscow and hid in a hotel in Berlin.
"Haftar betrayed his former command and its impossible he will commit to the ceasefire. He is continuing his attacks with the support of Russian Wagner Group mercenaries, but he won't achieve his target." Erdogan said.
The two sides of the conflict in Libya accepted a Putin-Erdogan ceasefire agreement initiative on January 12, but Haftar's forces continued to breach the truce even after both Moscow and Berlin meetings.