Turkey playing “dangerous game” in Libya, says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron is seen on a television screen as he speaks during a televised address to the nation on the outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, on March 16, 2020, in Paris. - The French president addresses the nation, with many expecting him to unveil more strict home confinement rules in a bid to prevent the virus from spreading. France has closed down all schools, theatres, cinemas and a range of shops, with only those selling food and other essential items allowed to remain open. The balance sheet of the epidemic climbed to 127 dead and 5,423 confirmed cases in France. (Photo by Ludovic Marin / AFP)

Turkey is playing “a dangerous game” in war-torn Libya that is in defiance international talks, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

“I have already had the opportunity to say very clearly to President (Tayyip) Erdogan (that) I consider that Turkey is playing a dangerous game in Libya today and contravenes all of its commitments made at the Berlin conference,” Reuters quoted Macron as saying, referring to a peace meeting earlier this year.

Turkey is the main backer of Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) against opposition forces in Libya’s east, which are supported by Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

Macron said he had spoken earlier to U.S. President Donald Trump on the crisis in Libya.

A senior Turkish official said on Monday that Ankara would not stop supporting its Libyan allies despite an Egyptian warning on Saturday that it could intervene directly in neighbouring Libya.



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