Turkey reiterates support for peaceful solution in Libya, says Haftar can not be trusted

Turkey reiterates support for peaceful solution in Libya, says Haftar can not be trusted

January 09, 2021 - 11:56
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Turkey has welcomed the agreement reached in the Libyan political dialogue regarding holding elections in December. 24.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stressed during the Turkish-Libyan conference held in the Turkish city of Antalya that the efforts made by Turkey have contributed to paving the way for dialogue between Libyans.

"The interdependence of the political track and the military situation on the ground should not be overlooked, including the establishment of a ceasefire and ensuring that the aggression should never be allowed to recur," said the top Turkish diplomat.

Cavusoglu indicated that the success of the peace process in Libya requires disarming or rehabilitate the militants affiliated with Haftar and establishing a military institution under civilian authority.

Referring to an attack by Haftar's militia against a camp belonging to the Government of National Accord in the city of Ubari in southern Libya last month, Cavusoglu said that this attack prompts the GNA not to trust Haftar.

He also stressed that the maritime border demarcation agreement signed by his country with Libya in December 2019 is a sovereign prerogative of the two countries and is in line with international law.

Cavusoglu reiterated that Turkey will continue to provide military training and advice to help Libya build a standing army within the memorandum of understanding signed in between.

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