Erdogan refused to negotiate with Libyan Marshal Haftar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not negotiate with the head of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar.

Erdogan refused to negotiate with Libyan Marshal Haftar

At the same time, Erdogan called Marshal Haftar “a paid legionnaire,” who does not have legitimate authority in the country.

“This is not our interlocutor, we will not talk with him,” the Turkish president emphasized.

As News Front previously reported, as part of the agreements between Ankara and Tripoli, thousands of militants of pro-Turkish gangs operating in Syria were transferred to Libya.

The Libyan crisis began in 2011. Then, during the armed coup, Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown, which entailed the creation of dual power in the country. As a result, in Tripoli, with the support of the West, the so-called Government of National Accord was formed, which refused to recognize the Libyan parliament in the city of Tobruk, who nominated General Haftar for the post of commander.