Turkey to consider forces’ withdrawal from Libya if other states pull out troops first: Erdogan

The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has confirmed that Ankara is ready to pull out its forces from Libya if other countries pull their troops from the war-torn country first.

Speaking in local event in Ankara Tuesday, Erdogan indicated that Turkish forces are present in Libya upon a request from the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in order to carry out training for its military cadres.

Erdogan’s statement came after he had congratulated the Head of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, and Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, on their election for the new executive authority by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum members in Geneva.

In a phone call conversation, Erdogan reiterated support for political solutions in Libya and hailed the work that would lead to general elections on December 24, 2021 in the country.


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