Mondafrique says Turkish official has visited Torbuk in east Libya

Mondafrique says Turkish official has visited Torbuk in east Libya

January 13, 2021 - 20:02
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The French news website, Mondafrique, has unveiled in a report that a top Turkish security official has visited Torbuk, in eastern Libya, to meet with the House of Representatives’ Speaker Aqila Saleh.

Mondafrique didn’t name the top Turkish security official nor when the visit took place, claiming that the Libyan tribal components were paving the way for opening communication channels among all stakeholders in the Libyan crisis.

Mondafrique also said that the alliance between Saleh and Khalifa Haftar was an example of the power of tribes in the Libyan society, adding that the meeting between Saleh and Turkish security representatives was a very strong sign of unexpected events.

Earlier, the Turkish Foreign Minister said Saleh had sent one of his advisors to Ankara to meet with Turkish officials, adding that he was meant to send his deputy for another visit but it didn't take place.

Meanwhile, Saleh denied sending his advisor to Turkey, saying in a tribal meeting that he was still leading the same policy approach that entitled supporting Khalifa Haftar and his military endeavors, saying: "If the LNA decided to attack Tripoli again to ouster Al-Sarraj, we will be the first to join its forces".