Turkish regime is trying to ensure its military and intelligence presence and continue to dominate Libya’s economic capabilities and oil wealth, and protect thousands of mercenaries present on Libyan lands.
The advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Yassin Aktai, told our reporters that the election will not have an impact on the Turkish military presence in Libya.
Aktai added that the Libyan transitional government supports Ankara’s role in Libya and doesn’t oppose Turkish military presence in the country.
The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has welcomed the election of a transitional executive authority in the country, LNA spokesman Maj. Gen. Ahmad al-Mismari said.
In a Saturday video address, Mismari expressed his congratulations saying that “Libyans hope that the activities of the new executive leaders of Libya will prepare all the conditions for holding national elections on December 24, 2021.”
The LNA also praised the peace efforts of UN Acting Special Envoy and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Stephanie Williams.
On Friday, the Swiss-hosted Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) elected an interim unity government that will be in charge until a national general election scheduled for December 24. The LPDF elected Mohammad Younes Menfi, former GNA ambassador in Greece, as the new head of the Presidency Council.