Turkish foreign Ministry reacted sharply to the words of the President of France Emmanuel Makron, who said that Turkey is playing a “dangerous game”, supporting the national consensus government (NTC) of Libya. The statement deemed it “brain fog” of Macron, reports Anadolu Agency.
The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey Hami Aksoy said that France is directly responsible for the chaos in Libya, as the years have supported illegal militias of the Libyan national army (LNA) field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot. According to him, Turkey supports the NTC on the basis of UN resolutions and requirements of the legal authorities of this country, and macron “unfounded accusations” attempts to hide the true state of Affairs in North Africa.
“Unfortunately, it has long been clear that Paris is not able to give an objective and impartial assessment of the events. The French authorities just don’t want to make an objective assessment, and that’s the worst,” said Aksoy.
Foreign Ministry spokesman also said that France should not make any decisions on the situation in Libya, as the country has no outlet to the Eastern Mediterranean.
Earlier in June it became known about the incident between warships of Turkey and France in Libya. Paris reported that the frigate Ankara pursued a French ship near the borders of Libya, allegedly to disguise your ID and refusing to reveal where he was going. In Turkey denied it. In turn, the President of France Emmanuel macron said that what happened between the two ships proves the brain dead NATO, explaining that Turkey is not compatible with the status of the Alliance.
In 2011, the Libyan civil war broke out, during which he was overthrown and killed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the country since 1969. Currently in Libya there is a situation of dual power: on the East in the city of Tobruk, seat of the Parliament, headed by field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, in the West in Tripoli — the national consensus government. While the NTC has actively supported Turkey, and on the side of the LNA are Egypt and Saudi Arabia, is also its unofficial allies are France and the UAE — the latter, according to some, supplying army equipment, including purchased from Russia.
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