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The Turkish intervention in the military conflict in Libya has a legitimate reason and not violate international law. With this view were made by Turkish defense Minister Hulusi Akar, the Agency Ihlas Haber Ajansı.
He stressed that Turkey’s presence in Libya began in 2010. ACAR said that it happened and is happening under the agreements, and the head of the national consensus government (NTC) Faiz Sarraj personally drawn to the Turkish President and to request to send military so intervention in a conflict justified.
“We are doing everything possible to stabilize the situation and not to destabilize it. Unfortunately, some States and governments, especially France, spun heads when they realized that they cannot achieve their personal ambitions,” — said the Minister. The accusations against Ankara, he called untrue.
The Minister of defence expressed regret over the recent incident between warships of Turkey and France. In this regard, he lamented the fact that “some of the people and the state” did not take any action against the Libyan national army (LNA) field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, “because of the actions of which a country filled mass graves”.
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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