Dbeibah denies his intention of quitting soon

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah during a press conference folowing a conference on Libya in Paris Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (AP)

The spokesman for the Government of National Unity, Mohamed Hammouda, has shut down claims that Turkey had urged Prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah to hand over power to his rival Fathi Bashaga.

“Turkey has not presented any political initiative related to the current situation,” Hamouda said, denying that a Turkish envoy is visiting Libya these days to negotiate the matter.

“The Turkish authorities have reaffirmed their position on the Libyan file that supports stability, calm, and going to elections as a solution to the crisis,” Hamouda added.

In this context, Turkey’s ambassador to Libya, Kanaan Yilmaz, has denied that his government requested PM Dbeibah to step down, insisting that such news is baseless.

Yilmaz said his country’s approach toward the Libyan crisis is based on establishing dialogue based on consensus between the parties to resolve the existing political disputes and go to elections.

The Turkish ambassador made it clear that they were ready to play the mediation role to achieve consensus between the conflicting parties and to host a meeting without distinguishing between east, west, and south.

He reiterated the importance of not resorting to force to reach political goals, expressing his hope that the parties in Libya will achieve compromise solutions.

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