Turkey will discuss quitting Libya if others go first, Erdogan says

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks as he attends a satellite technologies event through live videolink in Istanbul, Turkey January 8, 2021. Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will discuss withdrawing its forces from Libya if other foreign troops are withdrawn first, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.

Speaking at an event in Ankara, Erdogan said that Turkish armed forces personnel were deployed in Libya solely to train units loyal to the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), which is based in Tripoli.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Kevin Liffey