Erdogan: Turkey is ready to increase military support to Libya via land, air and sea if necessary

Erdogan: Turkey is ready to increase military support to Libya via land, air and sea if necessary

December 22, 2019 - 21:11
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country is ready to increase military support to Libya if necessary, saying Turkey is studying marine, land, and air options for such support.

Erdogan said Sunday, while attending a ceremony for a new submarine, Ankara won't reconsider the MoUs with Libya.

"If Turkey abandoned the measures with Libya and Northern Cyprus, then Greece and its supporters wouldn't let us any coast to sail in the sea." Erdogan said.

He indicated that the MoUs with Libya don't go against the international law as Turkey has no intention to make troubles or take away any country's rights.

"Haftar's supporters are defending a warlord instead of the UN-recognized government." Erdogan explained.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj told TRT World that his government has the right to use all legitimate means to defend itself and the signing of the MoUs with Turkey are for that matter.

He mentioned that he sent letters to the US, UK, Italy and Algeria to activate the joint agreements like what happened with Turkey, saying some of those countries cooperated with Libya in the fighting against ISIS and liberation of Sirte and adding that "Libya cannot be represented by individuals".