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Turkish Foreign Ministry: For Haftar there can be no place at the negotiating table

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Turkish Foreign Ministry: For Haftar there can be no place at the negotiating table

The Turkish authorities, whose opinion is expressed also by the so-called government of national accord, strongly opposed Khalifa Haftar to participate in the negotiations. This was stated by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who led the Turkish delegation during a visit to Tripoli to Faiz Saraj.


Cavusoglu said that "at the negotiating table there is no place for a person who seized power in the country."

Turkish Foreign Minister:

This person (Khalifa Haftar) no longer has any legitimacy. Although ... he didn’t have it. He is a conspirator. But can there really be a place at the negotiating table for the conspirator.

With such statements, Mr. Cavusoglu is fundamentally contrary to the policies that Turkey implements in Syria. There Ankara is trying to seat conspirators and rebels at the negotiating table in the face of militants of various formations who have settled at the moment in Idlib. But the Turkish authorities do not consider them conspirators.

Earlier it became known that the Turkish delegation agreed with the PNS on "deepening cooperation between Turkey and Libya." Turkey’s main goal is to gain control of Libyan oil and establish military bases in northern Libya (including on the Mediterranean coast).

Today, Libya is divided into at least two parts. The eastern part is controlled by the country's parliament and the forces of Marshal Haftar. The West is controlled by the PNS, which in turn receives direct directives from Ankara.

Meanwhile, pro-Turkish militants and PNS forces are trying to take control of oil fields and pipelines in southwestern Libya. Also, the PNS say that they’re causing damage to smugglers in the area of ​​the city of Ez-Zawiya. This city is located west of Tripoli. According to some reports, PNS forces attack oil tanks that come from the south of the country.

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  1. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 19 June 2020 08: 43 New
    +2
    Erdogan seems to gain control of Libyan oil!
    1. Killemall
      Killemall 19 June 2020 08: 48 New
      +2
      I think, unfortunately, this is not enough that can interfere.
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 19 June 2020 09: 10 New
        0
        Quote: Hunter 2
        Erdogan seems to gain control of Libyan oil!

        In fact, Greece, Egypt, France and other countries are already against it!

        The seizure of control of Libyan oil by Turkey is not only the seizure of Libyan oil, but also voluntaristic Ottoman-Turkish control of the Mediterraneanas such - over the sea transportation of migrants as such to Europe, as well as the capture of two oil-bearing coastal areas from Greece (in my opinion, sections No. 15 and No. 20)
        1. Hunter 2
          Hunter 2 19 June 2020 09: 34 New
          +6
          Quote: Tatiana

          In fact, Greece, Egypt, France and other countries are already against it!

          Tatyana hi I am also against it ... only nothing changes from this! Of all the countries you named, but not the UAE, they helped Haftor with weapons and equipment.
          Turkey, in turn, promptly sent militants from Syria to Libya, dispatched its Special Forces, supplying weapons to Sarajah ... and most importantly, Turkey began to influence the political processes in Libya, organizing negotiations with the leaders of the PNS, as they say with a whip and a carrot - tearing them from Haftar. Libyan society is very heterogeneous in composition, and the Turks play these contradictions!
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 19 June 2020 09: 45 New
            +1
            Quote: Hunter 2
            only the unnamed UAE - helped Haftor with weapons and equipment.

            Yes, I just didn’t name all the countries that do not like the presence of Turkey in Libya. And the assistance of Libya from the UAE is extremely important for a military-political settlement in the region.

            If Turkey, the Ottomanist Erdogan, defeats the forces of Haftar, then for many countries this will mean "Farewell to freedom in the Mediterranean!" And this, in turn, will mean, one way or another, the expansion of the military conflict in BV and North Africa - and this also applies to Russia.
            1. Tatyana
              Tatyana 19 June 2020 10: 10 New
              -3
              The Turkish delegation agreed with the PNS on "deepening cooperation between Turkey and Libya." The main goal of Turkey is to gain control of Libyan oil and establish military bases in northern Libya (including on the Mediterranean coast).

              Haftar is a courageous man! He is a patriot and defender of his homeland and his people from plunder of the country's natural wealth from foreign invaders!
              Therefore, Haftar deserves all respect and that in his person in the international arena the majority of Libyan residents are heard, and their national interests in economic survival and building a decent life in their own country are satisfied.
              1. voyaka uh
                voyaka uh 19 June 2020 13: 19 New
                +5
                It’s strange that you are so zealously defending an American citizen,
                having a villa in Virginia. Why's that? belay
                1. Tatyana
                  Tatyana 19 June 2020 14: 11 New
                  -2
                  Quote: voyaka uh
                  It’s strange that you defend so zealously American citizen
                  having a villa in Virginia. belay

                  Firstly. How can you prove this American citizenship of Haftar?
                  And secondly. Regarding the true national interests of the people of Libya itself, Israel is an ally of Turkey.
                  1. Grazdanin
                    Grazdanin 21 June 2020 01: 29 New
                    0
                    Quote: Tatiana
                    How can you prove this Haftar American citizenship?

                    this is his official biography)) He lived in the USA for 20 years))
                2. mvg
                  mvg 19 June 2020 19: 48 New
                  0
                  Alexei, do you know how to cook borsch? That's not necessary.
          2. Grits
            Grits 20 June 2020 01: 48 New
            +1
            Quote: Hunter 2
            Turkey began to influence the political processes in Libya, organizing negotiations with the leaders of the PNS, as they say who whip and whom and carrot - tearing them from Haftar. Libyan society is very heterogeneous in composition, and the Turks play these contradictions!

            Here's who to take an example from, not chew snot
        2. donavi49
          donavi49 19 June 2020 09: 45 New
          +4
          Well, Turkey, Qatar and Italy for.

          The question is, who can.

          Greece will only send its patrol ships and try to inspect ships going to Misurata and Tripoli. With a known negative result.

          Dijon mustard has leaked at Macron; they have not been able to remove it for more than a week. He is not up to Libya. That is, again, only ask for negotiations and all, but which frigate to send to try to inspect the ships, with a similar result. The Turkish Navy has already ignored such an attempt from France, even it seems they started to irradiate unfriendly with the radar. NATO in general.

          Egypt. For now, it is more like preparing another parade in the Desert for Field Marshal Sisi. There are no active actions.
        3. KURT330
          KURT330 19 June 2020 16: 56 New
          +3
          Not so simple. Now everyone wants to agree separately with everyone. There are NO parties in Libya! Everyone plays their own hand except Turkey. Israel has already 2 times turned to Turkey about cooperation in the region. The Turks openly told the Israelis: "If you want to participate in Mediterranean projects, terminate all agreements with Greece!" Greece does not shine here at all. The Greeks will put the Greeks in a corner.
      2. Polite Moose
        Polite Moose 19 June 2020 09: 16 New
        -1
        Quote: KilleMall
        I think, unfortunately, this is not enough that can interfere.

        Let me disagree. hi Ankara with its gas and oil is a nightmare of many politicians and oligarchs. My opinion is pure: as the scales tip towards Erdogan, opposition from the LNA and its support by other interested states (including the Russian Federation) will increase. As a result, increased losses of drugs and BT of the Turkish side. A large loss is very negatively affect the rating. They are able to stop anyone, unless it is a question of the survival of their country. In extreme cases, in order to prevent Erdogan from getting Libyan oil production, wells can be destroyed. Recover them much longer than blow up (with numerous repetitions).
        This is my personal vision of the situation. hi
      3. janeck
        janeck 19 June 2020 09: 29 New
        +5
        Erdogan can not be stopped .. rushing is not childish man

        - The North Atlantic Alliance officially confirms the incident that occurred last night between the ships of the Turkish and French Navy off the coast of Libya, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on June 18 following a video conference of the Alliance’s defense ministers.

        “The incident in the Mediterranean was discussed at this meeting. The military should investigate this incident and find out how it really was, ”Stoltenberg said.

        Recall, France 24 reported earlier that off the coast of Libya, the Turkish Navy frigate refused to provide its cargo for inspection to the French frigate team participating in the NATO Sea Guardian operation.

        At the same time, the Turkish warship took the French frigate to accompany the radar missile guidance system.
        1. Oquzyurd
          Oquzyurd 19 June 2020 18: 47 New
          0
          Yes, the Turks did not allow them to approach the ship under the flag of Tanzania, claiming that the ship was under the protection of the Turkish Navy, but the French shamelessly forgot to say that the Turkish ships fueled the French ship (under NATO agreements) so that they could sail back to your base.
  2. Revolver
    Revolver 19 June 2020 08: 48 New
    -3
    The Ottoman Empire cannot be restored, because, except for Erdogan, nobody needs it for nothing, or even with a surcharge.
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 19 June 2020 08: 49 New
    +3
    So whoever has the STRENGTH has to speak with that ... except for the most odious, of course. But again, Ms., he must prove that it is NECESSARY to speak with him.
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 19 June 2020 08: 57 New
    -2
    Erdogan is unlikely to gain control of Libyan oil, in any case, for a long time ... he has many competitors.
    And according to Haftar ... "... the rebellion cannot end in luck. Otherwise, his name is different ..."!
  5. knn54
    knn54 19 June 2020 09: 15 New
    +3
    Libyan Turks Koroghlu, Kelemen Turks, descendants of the Mamelukes, who are of Circassian origin. Almost 1,5 million people, 1 million of whom live in Missourate. This is more than 20% of the population of Libya.
    Moreover, they make up at least 80% of the military potential of the PNS army.
    But Erdogan had to be stopped “yesterday.” Today it’s too late.
    1. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 19 June 2020 19: 01 New
      -3
      “Libyan Turks of Koroghlu, Kelemen Turks, descendants of the Mamluks” I will add that the descendants of the Turks are the richest and most educated part of the population of Libya. Also, in the south of Libya, many Tuaregs are also descendants of the Turks, the descendants of soldiers who remained and married there from the Akyndzha advanced detachments .
    2. Grits
      Grits 20 June 2020 01: 54 New
      0
      Quote: knn54
      But Erdogan had to be stopped “yesterday.” Today it’s too late.

      He had to be stopped even in Afrin, Rojava and in Idlib. Until I got a taste
  6. Dave36
    Dave36 19 June 2020 09: 45 New
    0
    You can somehow relate to the Sultan, but he is a man of words, something that he said on camera and officially does ..
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 19 June 2020 09: 51 New
      +4
      Quote: Dave36
      You can somehow relate to the Sultan, but he is a man of words, something that he said on camera and officially does ..

      Said, "Assad must go," does not grow together ...
      He said: "I will expose US aviation from the Diyarbakir base," it doesn’t grow together ...
      He said: "Turkey will achieve the extradition of Gulen," does not grow together ...
      He said: "The United States must return Turkey to the F-35 program or return the money," also somehow not very yet ...

      And so - yes, "man of the word"
      1. Oquzyurd
        Oquzyurd 19 June 2020 19: 13 New
        +1
        This is politics. Under the requirements of these fad, there were other plans and expectations that the Turks are seeking in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. For the Turks, so far everything is going according to plan. In essence, Erdogan doesn’t need Assad and Gulen, they just these are needed, untouched, for bargaining and poking in the eye.
  7. venik
    venik 19 June 2020 09: 54 New
    0
    "...The Turkish authorities ....... are categorically against the participation of Khalifa Haftar in the negotiations. .... "
    ========
    Interesting, and WHY this question should solve Turkey?? request
    What, the "Sultan" imagines himself the SUPREME GOVERNOR of the "all" of the Middle East and the Maghreb (in addition)? Does he take too much on himself? Or forgot the ancient wisdom: "Walking wide - tear your pants (in the crotch)"
    1. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 19 June 2020 19: 15 New
      -2
      Ancient wisdom for everyone, not only for Turks. hi
  8. Dikson
    Dikson 19 June 2020 10: 46 New
    +1
    Wait a moment, and the Turks will show us undeniable evidence that Crimea is their territory .. But Gazprom with its pipes to Turkey just sat in a puddle .. The Greeks should generally sit quietly under a broom, with their economy .. What is left, Cyprus? Well, the Turks will squeeze out Cyprus a little later .. How are the Libyan and Syrian oils pumped ... Yes, they will threaten Europe a couple of times with another invasion of unfortunate Syrian "refugees" ... By the way, why aren’t you peppy reports of bombed caravans of Syrian oil going to Turkey? Now these are caravans of those whom you do not need to touch? And the French need it .. They haven’t paid for the colonel yet .. Let them not be Bedouins, so at least the Turks will put them on all fours ..
  9. vavilon
    vavilon 19 June 2020 11: 19 New
    -3
    Turks are provocateurs who are trying to drag us everywhere into a military conflict.
    1. iouris
      iouris 19 June 2020 19: 52 New
      0
      And you do not get involved. By the way, why are "provocateurs"? The Turks under Erdogan are very assertive and dynamic, creating their own macroeconomic region. Including due to the BSSSR. They will have to come to an agreement while they are weak, and when they get stronger (and who will stop them?), There will be big problems. You should always try to keep the flies separate from the cutlets.
  10. KURT330
    KURT330 19 June 2020 16: 50 New
    +1
    [/ quote] With such statements, Mr. Cavusoglu is fundamentally contrary to the policies that Turkey implements in Syria. There Ankara is trying to seat conspirators and rebels at the negotiating table in the face of militants of various formations who have settled at the moment in Idlib. But the Turkish authorities do not consider them conspirators. [Quote]

    No nonsense. Turkey can rule Saraj, but not the PNS, and even more so the people of Libya. 67-70% of the population lives in the territory under the control of the PNS. Until now, there has not been a single case of local discontent against Turkey. Even 2.5 million Tuaregs who did not recognize the laws under Gaddafi sympathize with the Turks and declared their full support for the PNS. Why print such articles? In any scenario, Turkey is provided as the worst country of conflict. One of the parties it is, of course. But how do you imagine participating in this party of France, Egypt, the Russian Federation, Italy, the UAE, the SA and even Algeria with Greece? belay Does this whole carbalet fit perfectly into the plot except Turkey? laughing Should the second NATO army, a regional power, a country with an imperial past, sit with its tail tucked in? laughing Well, to whom it is dumb, let it go ahead, the Turks say this. Why pour mud? The Turks are now guided by Khrushchev’s famous quote, but they don’t muddle the above countries in their media. It’s ridiculous to read “Turks butting on three fronts”, “Turks in twine, look to be torn apart”, “..in two chairs”, “we will smash nuclear weapons” laughing Well, what is in the way? Get a sofa and tricolor on the armrest .. (does not apply to the adequacy).
  11. KURT330
    KURT330 19 June 2020 17: 01 New
    +2
    Quote: Tatiana
    He is a patriot and defender of his homeland and his people

    Haftar is not Ernesto Che Guevara! I’m sorry, but you’re not at all aware of this person.
  12. KURT330
    KURT330 19 June 2020 17: 04 New
    +1
    Quote: Tatiana
    Regarding the true national interests of the people of Libya itself, Israel is an ally of Turkey.

    That's right! Israel and Turkey are not enemies. There are so many things that unite the Israeli and Turkish peoples.
  13. KURT330
    KURT330 19 June 2020 17: 07 New
    0
    Quote: donavi49
    The Turkish Navy has already ignored such an attempt from France, even it seems they started to irradiate unfriendly with the radar. NATO in general.

    Previously, there was an identical attempt from the side of Greece. Just a week ago. The Turks and the Greeks, too, "politely" explained what was happening.
  14. KURT330
    KURT330 19 June 2020 17: 19 New
    +1
    Quote: Janek
    Erdogan can not be stopped .. rushing is not childish man

    - The North Atlantic Alliance officially confirms the incident that occurred last night between the ships of the Turkish and French Navy off the coast of Libya, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on June 18 following a video conference of the Alliance’s defense ministers.

    “The incident in the Mediterranean was discussed at this meeting. The military should investigate this incident and find out how it really was, ”Stoltenberg said.

    Recall, France 24 reported earlier that off the coast of Libya, the Turkish Navy frigate refused to provide its cargo for inspection to the French frigate team participating in the NATO Sea Guardian operation.

    At the same time, the Turkish warship took the French frigate to accompany the radar missile guidance system.

    France under De Gaulle seems to have left the Alliance in 1966. Under Sarkozy, they howled that they would be accepted into NATO. Turkey blocked France’s entry into NATO. Then the Americans persuaded Turkey to agree. In April 2009, by agreement of Turkey, the French were admitted to NATO. Few people know, but Libya had its own nuclear program. Since the beginning of the 80s, Russia has been helping her in this. Sarkozy, two years later, ended with Gaddafi, and therefore with Libya. What does France want now?
    1. iouris
      iouris 19 June 2020 17: 34 New
      +3
      Quote: KURT330
      What does France want now?

      France wants to eat fish and ride a tank. It was smooth on paper, but they forgot about Erdogan.
      1. KURT330
        KURT330 19 June 2020 17: 48 New
        0
        The American General J. Patton, a WWII participant who took part in the battles against fascist Germany in France, once said: It’s better to have Germans in front of you than Frenchmen!
        1. Oquzyurd
          Oquzyurd 19 June 2020 19: 30 New
          -2
          Trump about the Turks: they go to war the way they go to lunch. (Türkler Öğle yemeğine gider gibi savaşa gidiyor)
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qN6da-ri5Y
          Trump, interesting and cool president)
  15. Ovsigovets
    Ovsigovets 21 June 2020 04: 41 New
    0
    I look at this matter .... I look ... and the thought overwhelms ... it is necessary to prepare for war ... for every fireman .... it’s well prepared