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

The Minister reiterated that the continued presence of Turkish troops comes at the request of the Libyan government to support the stability and security of the country. [Photo: AA]

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.

The views expressed in Op-Ed pieces are those of the author and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Libyan Express.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to oped@libyanexpress.com. Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
You might also like

Submit a Correction

For: Turkish Defense Minister: Defamation campaigns will not stop us from supporting Libyans

Your suggestion have been successfully submitted

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Libyan Express will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.