BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 P.M.) – Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said that his country does not want to enter into a confrontation with any country in Libya, expressing his belief that Egypt can play a constructive role in Libya.

Kalin expressed his country’s support for the idea of ​​disarming the cities of Sirte and Al-Jafrah, noting that this step would be useful to end the clashes, adding that “if the legitimate Libyan government approves the disarmament of Sirte and Al-Jafrah with conditions that can be accepted, then we support them, but this step must be fair and transparent, for these two cities can be the window for a political solution.”

Kalin expressed Ankara’s belief in the possibility of achieving a political solution in Libya, and that it does not prefer a military solution in any part of that country.

He said in an interview with Al-Jazeera TV that Turkey, Qatar and some other countries are currently in Libya, with the aim of supporting the political solution initiative.

He continued: “what worries us more is the presence of Russia there through Wagner mercenaries, and the UAE brought mercenaries from Sudan, Niger and Chad to Libya to support the Libyan army commander, Khalifa Haftar.”

He stressed that his country opposes any official or unofficial plan to divide Libya, and that Ankara has repeatedly stated its unwillingness to continue military activities in Libya.

On the other hand, Kalin stressed that his country does not wish to escalate tension in the eastern Mediterranean as well, pointing to the possibility of the countries bordering the Mediterranean contributing to establishing peace and equitably sharing the region’s wealth.

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In response to a question about the content of the phone call that took place between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Monday, he said that the conversation focused on the latest developments in Syria and Libya.

He pointed to the possibility of cooperation between Ankara and Moscow in Libya, similar to the existing cooperation in Syria, and that this potential cooperation will not be against a third country, adding “Russia does not adopt a neutral position towards the Libyan crisis, and it supports Haftar despite its official denial.”

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Human
Human
2020-08-18 18:25

MERDolfgan GANG ASSES ARE GETTING LARGER AND LARGER EVERYTIME THEY GET CHECKED! THEIR LIES GREATER AND GREATER IN ORDER TO STATE THEY ARE WINNERS.
UNHUMAN GENOCIDALS TO BE DELETED FROM EARTH!

Neil Barron
Neil Barron
2020-08-18 16:58

What! What ! Where’s motor mouth? Nowhere to be heard have an underling explain how Putin worked his a*s over. The last sentence explains it all.

Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2020-08-19 13:19
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That Kalin says the Turkey got cold feet and wants US help.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-19 18:10
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And the US are backing Cyprus and Greece, any way, if they want to keep free access to Mediterranean see, the EU can deny access…

A.H.
A.H.
2020-08-19 11:47

He forget to admit that Turkey entered a few 1000 + mersenarys from Syria to steal gas and oil fields in Libyan.

Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2020-08-19 13:17

There is no common ownership of the sea to share with Turkey.
Turks are thieves. And they want to rob Greece, Cyprus, Egypt and Libya.
The Turkish concern about Russia is fake – the US are worried and Turkey plays the US card. But that will not do.

The EU is activated – Turkey has over-reached.

Dionisios
Dionisios
2020-08-19 12:57

Turkey is all about talk but no act ! hahaha

Dionisios
Dionisios
2020-08-19 13:02

THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY HAS NO IDEA THAT THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS THEY ARE FULL OF s**t AND LIES. I JUST CANT WAIT FOR THE PARTY CHANGE THAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN TURKEY AND WHEN JOE BIDEN WINS THE ELECTION TURKEY WILL BE DELT WITH.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-19 18:08

Egypt can surely play a role : by demolishing the GNA/Muslim-Brotherhood mercenaries through a massive air campaign

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gustavo
2020-08-19 21:30

Russia must stop pleasing Erdogan in Idlib and allows SAA to continue with its offensive in this area.