Turkish Defense Minister: Defamation campaigns will not stop us from supporting Libyans
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar reaffirmed that Turkey will continue support Libya and that Turkish forces were not foreign unwanted troops on Libyan soil
Hulusi Akar, the Turkish Defense Minister, has stated that despite continued defamation campaigns against them, Ankara is committed to supporting Libyans in their quest for peace and stability in their homeland.
Akar stated in remarks timed to coincide with the arrival to Turkey of Head of Government of Unity Abdelhamid Dabeiba that their troops were not foreigners in Libya and that they were continuing their operations there at the government’s request.
He added that everyone should be aware of the military and educational cooperation that exists, as well as the consultations, are given by Turkey in favour of the government in line with the parties’ agreements.
Akar compared what his nation was doing in Libya to what other countries were doing on different tasks, but maintained that it was not understood because they were attempting to undermine Turkey, claiming that such defamation and misinformation efforts had no merit.
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