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Turkey | Erdogan: To teach Libya’s Haftar a lesson


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would 'teach a lesson' to Khalifa Haftar, Commander of the Libyan National Army, if he resumed fighting after abandoning cease-fire talks in Moscow.

“We will not hesitate to teach a deserved lesson to the putschist Haftar if he continues his attacks on the country’s legitimate administration and our brothers in Libya,” Erdogan said at a meeting of his party in Ankara in a televised speech.

He added that the issue would now be discussed at talks in Berlin on Sunday attended by European, North African and Middle Eastern countries, as well as the UN, EU, Africa Union and Arab League.

“The putschist Haftar did not sign the cease-fire. He first said yes, but later unfortunately he left Moscow, he fled Moscow,” Erdogan said.

“Despite this, we find the talks in Moscow were positive as they showed the true face of the putschist Haftar to the international community.”