Turkey: Libyan warlord will ‘disappear’ if support ends

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10 June 2020

Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar will “certainly disappear” if he loses support in the wake of multiple recent military defeats, said Turkey’s national defense minister on Wednesday, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

“As the support behind him is withdrawn, lifted, Haftar will certainly disappear there,” Hulusi Akar told a news channel A Haber.

As Turkey stands against the putschist Haftar, it is aiding the Libyan government with military training, cooperation, and advisors, according to an earlier statement by Akar.

Turkey has long decried the illegal support given to Haftar by such countries as Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.