The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Interim Government called on the international community, particularly the United Nations Special Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the EU, to condemn Turkey’s interference in Libya’s internal affairs.
The Ministry stressed that the international community must also condemn the crimes committed by armed groups aligned to the Government of National Accord (GNA) in the cities of Sabratha, Surman, Rujban, and Jamil, in addition to the siege of Tarhuna.
The GNA is heavily backed by Ankara, which supplies the Tripoli-based government with weapons, foreign fighters and drones in its fight against the Libyan National Army (LNA).
The eastern-based Interim Government reiterated that the LNA’s goal was to liberate Tripoli from extremist groups and militias, and to establish a civilian-led democratic state.
The LNA has denied accusations that its forces targeted diplomatic headquarters in Tripoli, stating that such actions conflicted with international conventions, laws and norms.