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.