Mon, 07/13/2020 – 03:30
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Ankara’s stance in Libya foiled the plans of the Libyan National Army’s commander, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
According to Erdogan, Turkey’s intervention saved the city of Tripoli from falling to the Libyan National Army (LNA) and their commander.
Erdogan continued in his interview with the Turkish magazine that “the Government of National Accord managed to get the revolutionaries out of Tripoli in a short time and these field gains heralded peace and security in all Libyan lands.”
He then boasted that it was ultimately Turkish military support to Tripoli, was had endured for much of the past year, that thwarted Haftar’s advance:
“Turkey’s determined stance stifled the plans of Haftar and his supporters to occupy Tripoli.”
He said, “Strengthening Libya politically and economically will comfort North Africa and Europe.”
Following the airstrikes on the Turkish base of Al-Watiya, #Turkey oficially announced that it will violate #Egypt‘s red lines and attack #Jufra and #Sirte, these areas control almost all of #Libya‘s oil fields, a regional war is expected. pic.twitter.com/Efmsh7jny1
— Nic 🇬🇷 (@NicAthens) July 6, 2020
Regarding the eastern Mediterranean crisis, Erdogan stressed that he does not want tension in the region, and said that Ankara is “open to all proposals based on cooperation and fair sharing in the Mediterranean and ready to work with everyone on the basis of these principles.”
“We do not want tension in the Mediterranean,” he said at a moment both Turkey and Egypt, who support opposite sides of the conflict, are holding war games as a ‘show of force’ in the region.
Visit the USSA News store!
Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: Tyler Durden
This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, https://zerohedge.com and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact USSANews.com using the email address in the Contact page found in the website menu. The owner of this website may be paid to recommend American Bullion. The content of this website, including the positive review of American Bullion, the negative review of its competitors, and any other information may not be independent or neutral.