The Libyan Address Journal
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country’s support for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord “contributed to thwarting a coup plan in Tripoli.”
“The military cooperation agreements and the demarcation of the maritime borders between the two countries concluded between Ankara and Tripoli are of great importance,” said Erdogan in press statements. “Thanks to these two agreements, Turkey’s rights in the Eastern Mediterranean were secured and we defended our Libyan brothers,” he added.
Erdogan called on the international community to align itself with “the legitimate government, put an end to the coup leaders and hold them accountable.”
“Some neighboring countries tried to weaken the role of Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean, and they wanted to take away the rights of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, despite our warning against this repeatedly, and we assured them of Turkey’s intention to preserve its rights in the region.” Erdogan continued.
“Turkey does not want any tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, but rather wants a fair sharing of the underlying wealth in a way that benefits everyone,” he concluded.