Turkish presidency: Russia clearly supports Haftar and the United States is hesitant

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 25 Jun 2020, 11:14 PM
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The Turkish presidential spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said that Russia still "clearly" supports the commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, while "the United States is still hesitant to play a clear role in the region," considering that "Haftar, who is supported by France, is playing a dangerous game in Libya. ”

The statements published by the Turkish channel TRT come days after Turkish Vice President, Fuat Oktay, who said that the cooperation between Ankara and Washington in the Libyan file "has gained depth that may make a positive difference."

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also confirmed that there is a rapprochement between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump, regarding Libya, pointing out that Washington has begun taking a "more effective" role in Libya, pointing out that Erdogan "suggested that Ankara and Washington work together on Libya, and Trump met the proposal positively. ”

Kalin continued: "We are in contact with all countries to install acease-fire and we want to establish peace in the Mediterranean, but there are those who to get Turkey out of the scene," stressing that "no step can succeed without Turkey in this regard."

A spokesman for the Turkish presidency added, "we do not want to create tensions with anyone, but any steps against Turkish interests and rights will have their answer."

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