Turkey reiterates rejection to Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli

Al-Sirraj meets with Turkish ambassador to Libya in Tripoli. [Photo: GNA]
The Prime Minister of Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Sirraj hailed on Monday Turkey’s stance that rejected Khalifa Haftar’s armed offensive on the capital Tripoli, according to a statement by the Presidential Council’s media office. 

The remarks came following a meeting for Al-Sirraj with Turkish Ambassador to Tripoli Serhat Aksen.

The two officials discussed the latest developments in Libya as well as bilateral ties between the two countries.

Al-Sirraj expressed his government’s aspiration to develop and boost bilateral ties between Turkey and Libya.

Aksen reiterated Turkey’s support for the UN-recognized government and Ankara’s steadfast position in defense of the capital Tripoli and the Libyan state, according to the statement.

The Turkish ambassador also stressed Turkey condemned ongoing attacks on civilian facilities in Tripoli, and praised the initiative of Al-Sarraj who had proposed return to the path of political settlement on June 16.

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