Erdogan: Turkey will do everything in its power to save Libya from becoming another Syria

Erdogan: Turkey will do everything in its power to save Libya from becoming another Syria

April 27, 2019 - 20:30
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that in Libya, there is a government legitimized by people's approval and a dictator receiving support from some Arab countries and Europe, referring to Khalifa Haftar.

Erdogan added that Libya is now the scene for dark scenarios that aim to destabilize the region, according to a report by Anadolu Agency.

Speaking in a conference in Ankara, Erdogan indicated that Turkey will help Libya as it has done before and will do everything in its power to foil attempts that aim to turn Libya into another Syria.

Haftar's forces have been leading an offensive on Tripoli with the help of "friend air cover" since April 04, shelling civilian areas and leaving hundreds of casualties plus numerous damaged properties.

The UK and Germany have been trying to strike consensus at the UN Security Council about a ceasefire agreement, but the countries supporting Haftar, including Russia and France, have hindered the passing of a resolution as they don't want it to name Haftar's forces as "aggressive forces" and doesn't want his forces to return to eastern Libya.

In the meantime, the Presidential Council's government rejects a ceasefire agreement before the return of Haftar's forces to their previous positions before the attack on Tripoli.

"Fighting will continue until Haftar's forces are defeated or retreated to eastern Libya." The spokesman of the Presidential Council's government Muhannad Younis said.