Libya’s Parliament Speaker Denies Sending Personal Envoy to Turkey

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On Saturday, the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Ageela Saleh, denied sending a personal envoy to the Turkish capital Ankara to hold talks with Turkish officials.

Bakir Atagan, a member of the ruling party in Turkey, alleged this was the case and that this personal envoy was sent to “beg and take orders”, a claim which Saleh also denies.

In an interview with Al-Hadath satellite channel, Saleh said, “we do not beg or receive orders from Turkey or others. We are working for the security and stability of Libya and we have nothing to hide.” He added that “the interest of the Libyan people is above all else, and the security and stability of Libya is our goal.”

Saleh concluded his statement by saying that “we will not hesitate to communicate with the countries active in the Libyan crisis file to achieve security and stability in Libya, but not at the expense of the interest of the Libyans.”