Erdogan, who spoke in Ankara, added that his country will continue to use all diplomatic and military means to ensure stability to the south of its territory, including Libya. Erdogan is scheduled to meet with leaders of Germany, Russia, Britain and Italy on Sunday to discuss the Libyan crisis.
In addition, he said that Turkey will begin granting licenses for exploration and drilling in the eastern Mediterranean this year, in implementation of a maritime agreement concluded with the Libyan government of reconciliation.
On January 5, Erdogan announced that Turkish forces had also begun to gradually go to Libya.
In turn, Turkish Defense Minister, Khulusi Akar, announced yesterday, Wednesday, that his country has sent a team for training and cooperation and is now working in Libya.
This comes at a time when the Turkish intervention in Libya arouses the ire of many Libyan parties, led by the leader of the Libyan army, Khalifa Haftar, who pointed out a few days ago to his refusal that Turkey be a mediator in his country’s file.
He refused to the Turkish role
The Arabic / Hadath sources reported on Tuesday evening that Hifter, inform the Russian side There are a number of conditions for maintaining the Tripoli Armistice, including a 45-to-90-day deadline for armed militias to fully hand over weapons.
To that, Haftar reiterated his rejection of Turkey to be an international mediator, considering that the mediating countries are neutral countries that adhere to support the stability of Libya, and not those that support armed militias and send extremists.
It is noteworthy that the draft Berlin conference to be held next Sunday in the German capital on the Libyan crisis, stressed the importance of Libyas sovereignty and national unity, by supporting the political process.
It also urged international parties to commit to refraining from outside interference in Libya, and to call for a comprehensive and permanent armistice and an end to military movements in the country.