We demand an Arab role to counter the Turkish invasion


Source: Dubai-Arabia.net

Student Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aqila Saleh, Wednesday, an Arab role to counter Turkish interference in Libya. “We demand an Arab role to confront the Turkish invasion of Libya,” Saleh said during a speech at a session of the Arab Parliament in Cairo.

He also called for close ranks to conclude the Arab common defense agreement.

To that, he criticized all Turkish interference in his country, and asked about “what legacy Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks in Libya,” accusing him of trying to revive the legacy of Ottoman injustice in Libya.

Lying in the hands of the militia

He stressed that terrorist armed militias control large areas in Tripoli, stressing that the Libyan army will complete its mission to liberate the Libyan capital.

Saleh also accused the presidential council, which he described as expired, of lying in the hands of the militias.

The Libyan Parliament Speaker stressed that the reconciliation government headed by Fayez al-Sarraj did not abide by the terms of the political agreement, adding that it was not entitled to conclude international political agreements, in reference to the maritime and security agreement that was concluded at the end of November between Al-Sarraj and Erdogan, and later approved by the Turkish parliament, especially in terms of sending Turkish soldiers to Tripoli in order to support the reconciliation government.

Erdogan threatens Hifter to “teach him a lesson”

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Libyan army commander, Khalifa Haftar, vowed to “teach him a lesson” if he resumed his attacks against the Al-Wefaq government in Tripoli, after he left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement, in protest against the Turkish role.

“We will never hesitate to teach Hifter the lesson he deserves if he continues his attacks against our brothers in Libya,” Erdogan said in a speech to his party’s lawmakers.

And it was Hifter left Moscow Without signing a ceasefire agreement before his opponent, Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the al-Wefaq government accepted it, providing a time limit ranging from 45 days to 90 days for the armed militias to fully hand over weapons.

He also called for the creation of a commission from the army and the United Nations, which would be responsible for counting and delivering weapons.

To that, Haftar, on Tuesday evening, once again informed the Russian side of its refusal to be an international mediator, considering that the mediating countries are neutral countries that adhere to support the stability of Libya and not support armed militias or send extremists, as he put it.

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