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Turkeys Erdogan pledges support for Libyas GNA to ensure peace, stability

Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for an end to “unlawful attacks” by Libyan National Ar..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Middle East , at July 6, 2019

Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for an end to “unlawful attacks” by Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftars forces during a meeting with the Libyan prime minister on Friday, the Turkish presidency said.

“The president renewed his support for the internationally-recognized government and urged an end to unlawful attacks by Haftars forces,” the presidency said in a statement.

Erdogan met with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Istanbul earlier Friday.

This comes after the LNA accused Turkey of being actively involved in battles, and helping the Government of National Accord (GNA) to seize the town of Gharyan, around 100 kilometers (around 60 miles) southwest of Tripoli.

The Turkish leader told Sarraj his Libyan Government of National Accord had Ankaras support in its bid to “ensure Libyas peace and stability,” the presidency added.

Haftars forces, which hold much of eastern and southern Libya, launched an offensive in early April to seize the capital from the government.

Last month Haftar ordered his forces to target Turkish companies and arrest Turkish nationals after he lost a major town to forces backing Sarrajs government.

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