President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey would increase its support for Libya’s internationally recognised leader Fayez al Serraj and that the conflict there could only be resolved politically under the auspices of the UN.
In a news conference with Serraj in Ankara, Erdogan said that Turkey and Libya would also advance exploration and drilling for oil in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Erdogan said eastern commander Khalifa Haftar and his supporters are the biggest obstacle to peace.
Haftar’s forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Egypt, have been attacking Tripoli since April 2019 but have been pushed back in recent months.
Edited By: Isaac Aregbesola (NAN)