The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Libya’s Interim Government released a statement addressed to the Turkish people claiming that Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was detrimental to the historical relations between the two peoples.
It stated that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had violated international law by supporting extremist groups in Tripoli, in addition to backing the unconstitutional Government of National Accord (GNA).
It added that the Turkish President had invested heavily in the GNA and the militias aligned to it by providing weapons, ammunition, fighters, drones and docking Turkish warships off the coast of Libya.
The statement added that the AKP had sheltered islamist leaders from Libya in Turkey, and that they threatened international peace and security.
“Your sons are fighting side by side with internationally wanted terrorists and extremists.”
The Ministry concluded the statement by calling on Turkish citizens, politicians and independent media outlets to work together to denounce President Erdogan and remove him from power in the next general elections.