Reacting to threats by warlord Khalifa Haftar to force Turkish troops out of Libya, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that no one has the authority to expel Turkish forces from the north African country.
“No country or person, including warlord Haftar, has the right to ask Turkey to stop its support for Libya.”
The Foreign Minister’s comments follow a recent visit by Turkish Minister of Defence to Libya, in which he promised that anyone that attacks Turkish forces in Libya will become legitimate targets to the Republic of Turkey.
Turkey was the primary supporter for Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accords (GNA) against the recent offensive launched by Haftar’s LNA forces against the country’s capital, providing training, military supplies, advisors and soldiers to bolster GNA’s military forces.
SOURCE: Libyan Express | PHOTO: Andalou Agency