BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, stated on Monday that a military operation will be carried out in the event that the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, does not withdraw from the coastal city of Sirte.

He said in an interview with the state-owned TRT TV that “Sirte and Al-Jafra should be handed over to the Libyan Al-Wefaq government, and a military operation may be carried out in the event of no withdrawal from Sirte,” explaining that the “Al-Wefaq government” on the Libyan crisis had been presented to Moscow and we might hold an expert level meeting and another at the ministerial level. ”

Cavusoglu also expressed his country’s readiness to start exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean region, according to the “Ankara Agreement with the Government of National Accord”, and also willing to work with companies from other countries in this regard.

He also attacked Paris’ position again in Libya, and said that “France started to act hysterically after defeating Haftar in Libya.”

“We want to work with other countries in Libya, including France … A political solution is the only way to solve the Libyan crisis,” Cavusoglu said in a joint news conference with his German counterpart in Berlin.

He explained that his country “provides military consultations to the Libyan government within the framework of the agreement concluded with it,” criticizing at the same time France, which “supplies Haftar with weapons and this is not talked about.”

It should be noted that Egypt has declared Al-Jafra and Sirte to be its ‘red line’, as President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi warned that should Government of National Accord capture these area, his country will not stand idly by.

Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share
ALSO READ  Turkey has established air and naval bases inside Libya: Sisi

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
2 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Brian Donahue
Brian Donahue
2020-07-13 17:48

This is the most confusing and poorly written article I have ever read. I read it 4 times and still can’t figure out who is who. The author keeps switching the names of the antagonists.

FairsFair
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
FairsFair
2020-07-14 10:04
Reply to  Brian Donahue

In simple terms, the Egyptians, French, UAE and others back the LNA. The Italians, Turks, etc back the GNA. Turkey wants their own Mediterranean energy supply line to Europe to rival those of the Russia and the potential Israeli one. The Turks hope to add Libyan energy supplies as well as use their territorial waters while at the same time encroaching on Greek and Cypriot waters. The Turks are currently dumping loads of poor Syrian mercenaries into Libya in support of the GNA whilst most of the latter would rather just be ordinary refugees in Italy so they can work… Read more »