Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he is keen to protect Libya’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political unity.
This came during a press conference on Wednesday, at the end of his two-day visit to Northern Cyprus, according to the Turkish Anadolu Agency.
“Turkey’s position on this issue from the beginning was to protect Libya’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political unity,” Erdogan said in response to a question about Turkey’s new policy on Libya and the Libyan elections in December.
“Thanks to our successes in the diplomatic and military sides in Libya, we have prevented the country from being dragged into a protracted civil war. In doing so, we paved the way for the UN-led political process,” he added.
Erdogan indicated that Turkey is closely following the Libyan developments, calling on other countries to sincerely exert their efforts.