Turkey is key to peace in Libya, says President Erdogan

Turkey is key to peace in Libya, says President Erdogan

As Libya peace is set to be discussed second time in a week, Turkish president said Saturday Turkey is key to peace in the war-weary country, Anadolu agency reports.

Ahead of Sunday’s Berlin conference on Libya, Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Politico, a policy news organization, that “it would be a mistake of historic proportions to leave Libya at the mercy of a warlord.

Erdogan’s remarks came in an article titled Road to peace in Libya goes through Turkey.

Turkish president warned the Europe against new threats if it fails to back Libya’s internationally recognized government, Government of National Accord (GNA).

“EU’s potential failure to adequately support Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) would be a betrayal of its own core values, including democracy and human rights,” Erdogan said.

''Moreover, Europe will encounter a fresh set of problems and threats if Libya’s legitimate government were to fall,'' he added.

Erdogan also said “obvious choice for Europe is to work with Turkey” as it is not much interested in providing military support to Libya.