Turkey Rejects Egypt’s Accusation Over Libya

ANKARA, June 7 (NNN-ANADOLU) – Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Hami Aksoy, on Saturday dismissed the accusation raised by Egypt over Turkey’s role in Libya.

“We reject the unfounded accusations by Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, against Turkey, within the context of Libya, in the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat DAESH/ISIS Small Group on June 4, 2020,” Aksoy said.

Aksoy added that the real obstacle to peace in Libya is Khalifa Haftar and his allies, including Egypt, accusing them of attempting to topple the legitimate government in Libya.

“It is not surprising that those who have taken over their administration by a coup support a putschist,” he said.

Turkey, on the other hand, is the only country which has neutralised thousands of Daesh/ISIS terrorists in Syria, he said.

Since the uprising, which killed former Libyan leader, Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, Libya has been divided between the powers of internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) and the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA). The GNA has been under attack by Haftar’s forces since Apr, 2019, but Haftar’s forces have been losing ground recently.– NNN-ANADOLU