Defense Minister: Turkey’s presence in Libya “not a foreign force issue”

Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, said Ankara will continue to support Libyans as per the agreements between the two countries in military, education and consultation fields, saying the MoUs between Libya and Turkey are in line with the international law.

Akar, who arrived in Tripoli on Friday, said Turkey is not a foreign force that is positioned in Libya, rather, it is present by government agreements that will help Libya in different areas of cooperation.

The Turkish Defense Minister added that his country would continue to provide assistance and consultations to Libyan Army forces in the aim for a unified and stable Libya.

“The problem in Libya is tied to Haftar and his loyalists. All parties should understand that Libya is for Libyans and we will support them to achieve peace and security.” Akar added.


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