Turkey warns against harming national accord in Libya

Turkey warns against harming national accord in Libya

ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
Turkey warns against harming national accord in Libya

Turkey on April 4 warned against any action that would harm the national accord in Libya amid the recent military escalation in the North African country.         

Military commander Khalifa Haftar on March 4 launched a campaign aimed at capturing the capital Tripoli, where Libya's U.N.-backed unity government is headquartered.         

In a written statement, Hami Aksoy, Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Turkey closely follows the recent military escalation in the west of Libya.         

"It is important to avoid attempts that would harm the spirit of national accord in Libya," the statement stressed.         

"We believe that the present division in Libya can only be overcome through intra-Libyan dialogue," it said.          

The statement said Turkey supports the U.N.-facilitated National Conference which is planned to take place in Libya's Ghademes on April 14-16.         

It added that the conference presents an opportunity for eliminating the ongoing disputes in the country.     

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