The Turkish special presidential envoy to Libya, Emrullah Isler, has told Middle East Eye that Turkey sees the Speaker of Libya’s Tobruk-based House of Representatives Aqila Saleh as a viable negotiations partner and wants him to represent the eastern party instead of Khalifa Haftar.
Isler said Haftar is a failed dictator and Turkey has never recognized him as a legitimate actor, speaking in an exclusive interview with the Middle East Eye.
“He is also about to lose the Russian support. He won’t take a place in the future of Libya.” Isler indicated.
He also said that political negotiations should be conducted by the politicians, adding that Saleh, as a politician specifically, must contribute to this process.