BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – Turkey issued a strong condemnation of the Libyan National Army (LNA) leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, accusing him of intensifying attacks on civilians.

The statement also called on NATO to intervene in order to stop the Libyan National Army and its supporters, especially Egypt, the UAE and France.

“Haftar and his supporters have become more aggressive by launching attacks targeting civilians,” he said, considering that it was similar to what he described as “the Syrian regime’s aggression against its people.” .

“They are targeting civilians, including hospitals. Why this aggression?! Because they are beginning to lose their edge in the field,” the Foreign Ministry said.

They stressed that Turkey “believes that the only solution in Libya is the political one, and for that it seeks to achieve a ceasefire there.”

“In the next stage, Haftar must be stopped,” they continued. “Those supporting it must be stopped. NATO should play an important role in this regard.”

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cawushoglu said, “Egypt and the UAE, along with France, clearly support Haftar,” adding that “French hostility to Turkey has increased after the Peace Spring operation in northern Syria,” which was launched on October 9, 2019 against Kurdish forces, whom Ankara considers terrorists.

Turkey is the largest external supporter of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), a political entity that is recognized by the United Nations.


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Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2020-05-18 03:09

What a moron to ask for NATO action against a nuclear armed NATO and EU member such as France. He will need direct US intervention against France and the EU to pull that off.
p.s. Turkey obviously is on the loosing end. Drones shot down and Turkish supported mercenaries dead, fleeing to the EU or trying to escape enlistment in Idlib.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-05-19 02:35
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Moreover, EU has a LAAAAARGE absolute majority at the NATO council, therefore, if NATO ends intervening against one of its own members, it’s more likely this one ending being Turkey rather than France ?????
Even if the Turkish-backed GNA just managed to capture an airbase from LNA, things are likely to go very very bad, or there wouldn’t be such ridiculous announcement…