Head of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) Oversight Committee Zayed Hdya called on the Arab League to take a firm stance against the Turkish interventions in Libya’s internal affairs.
In statements to Sputnik news agency Monday, he described Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan statements on the Libyan National Army (LNA) assault over Tripoli as a “dangerous” that should be stopped and condemned.
“Turkey used to deny that it is playing a role in Libya or taking part in any of the ongoing events,” Hdya said, adding that the recent escalations revealed Turkey’s “hidden role” that it has been playing for a long time.
He addressed Erdogan, saying “Libya will never be a shelter for ISIS forces.”
Arab countries should unite their stance regarding Turkey to stop it from intervening in the Libyan affairs, Hdaya demanded.
On Sunday, Erdogan condemned the LNA operation on Tripoli, saying that Ankara “will harness all its capabilities to end conspiracy against Libya.”
During a phone call with head of the Presidency Council (PC) Faiez al-Sarraj, Erdogan endorsed the Government of National Accord (GNA) key role to stop LNA from sweeping Tripoli.
Erdogan stressed that he backs the GNA as the internationally recognized government for Libya.
Earlier in January, a Turkish weapon shipment was seized at Misurata port, head of the Customs Guard Tarek Abdel Karim told 218 News. The shipment carried a vehicle with different kinds of weapons inside it, up to 450 9-ml pistols.
Two containers of four million bullets, a large number of 5mm hand guns as well as thousands of pistols and rifles coming from Turkey created a huge media and political storm in December.