January 14, 2020 / 9:52 AM / 4 days ago

Turkey says ready to act against Haftar if Libya attacks continue

ANKARA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Turkey will not refrain from “teaching a lesson” to Khalifa Haftar, the commander of eastern Libyan forces, if they continue attacks against the country’s internationally recognised government, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.

In a speech, Erdogan said the “putschist Haftar ran away” from Moscow after Monday’s peace talks between him and the head of the Tripoli-based government, Fayez al-Serraj, failed to lead to an open-ended ceasefire to end their nine-month conflict.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans

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