BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – Turkish presidential spokesman said Thursday that the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) is calling for the withdrawal of the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces from Sirte and Al-Jafrag to reach a ceasefire.
“Turkey is in Libya at the request of the internationally recognized legitimate government, but there are other parties that support another party and want to make a new Qaddafi from it,” Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in an interview with CNN Turk.
He continued: “We cannot understand the French position in Libya, which is playing a very dangerous game by reinforcing chaos. Russia is clearly supporting Haftar, and Turkey will continue to express its dissatisfaction with Moscow.”
“The United States is reluctant to play a decisive role in the Libyan conflict,” he said.
The Turkish presidential spokesman said that “Haftar causes very great damage to Libya,” and said, “The Al-Sarraj government does not trust Haftar’s successor. We support political solutions in Libya, but with legitimate authorities.”
He revealed that Turkey offered the other countries the agreement, and also concluded agreements with the Libyan government regarding maritime borders and others, and said:
“We will continue to preserve our rights in the region, and we say to all parties that you cannot achieve any agreement or impose a reality without Turkey, whether in Libya, the Eastern Mediterranean, or Syria. ”
The Turkish spokesman stressed that his country “is not on the side, and we do not prefer chaos and battles in Libya,” calling on all actors in the Libyan file to return to the 2015 agreement.