Erdogan: Cooperation agreements with Tripoli guaranteed our rights in Eastern Mediterranean

Alwasat - Cairo Sun 12 Jul 2020, 08:30 PM
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country's support for the Government of National Accord (GNA) "contributed to thwarting the coup and occupation plan by Khalifa Haftar for Tripoli."

He added in an interview: "The gains made on the ground will, God willing, be good news for establishing stability in all of Libya and the military cooperation agreement and the demarcation of maritime borders between the two countries, are of great importance, and thanks to these agreements we have guaranteed out rights in the Eastern Mediterranean and defended our Libyan brothers."

The Turkish President also called for the "necessity of expelling foreign mercenaries from Libya and holding the putchists accountable for war crimes."

He added that "strengthening Libya's political and economic strength will comfort the North African region and the entire European continent."

He continued: "Some neighboring countries tried to weaken the role of Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean and they wanted to usurp the rights of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, despite our repeated warnings against this."

Concluding: "Turkey does not want any tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, but rather wants a fair sharing of the underlying wealth in a way that benefits everyone."

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