The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said The Government of National Accord, led by Fayez Al-Sarraj, is the only legitimate structure in Libya that is recognized by the international community.
His remarks came in an interview with the Qatari English newspaper,The Peninsula while visiting Doha on Wednesday.
Erdogan said Turkey and Libya, which have the longest coastline in the Mediterranean, signed two memoranda of understanding concerning the delimitation of maritime jurisdiction areas and military cooperation.
“The registration of this memorandum by the UN proved that the step we took did not pose any problem in terms of international law and established practices.” Erdogan added.
He also explained that in line with the legitimate GNA’s request, the Turkish Armed Forces are carrying out training and support activities in Libya.
“The putschist Haftar, on the other hand, has neither legitimacy nor international recognition. He is waging a dirty and bloody war with legionnaires and foreign militias against the legitimate government of Libya.” Erdogan said about warlord Haftar.
Erdogan indicated that Haftar is also a mercenary, adding that through his uncompromising stance both in Moscow and at the Berlin Conference, he showed the entire world that he had no intention of reaching a ceasefire and a solution.
“The legitimacy will succeed in Libya, and the putschists will lose. The opportunity that has emerged thanks to peace established on the ground as a result of Turkey’s initiatives and that will maintain peace and stability both in Libya and in the region must not be wasted.” Erdogan added.