Libya crisis: African Union Warns Turkey

Turkey warning from the African Union

Somalilandsun – “The worsening of the situation in Libya and Libyan people are deeply worried because of the ongoing suffering,” this is according to a statement released by The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat

Different political and military intervention threats to internal affairs increase the risk of conflict with motivations that have nothing to do with the Libyan people’s core interests, freedom, peace, democracy and development aspirations”, the statement said.

Mahamat, who asked the international community to join Africa in search of a peaceful solution to the Libyan crisis, warned that it could have “dangerous consequences affecting the entire continent.

The African Union was founded in 2002 in Durban, South Africa. Except for Somaliland, which is not yet recognized as a state, all African countries are members of this union. In other words, the union has 55 members.

The AKP-controlled Turkish parliament gave a green light Thursday to send troops to Libya. At the end of November, the Turkish state signed two agreements with the Tripoli-based Islamist government, one aimed at enhancing military co-operation and the other setting out maritime borders.

Many neighboring countries and international forces reacted to these agreements. The maritime agreement caused a reaction especially from Greece, Cyprus, Egypt and Israel, while the UN Secretary General warned about possible Turkish intervention and demanded compliance with the arms embargo. Marshal Caliph Haftar, who is under the control of the east of Libya, called for “mobilization” and “jihad against the Turkish occupation.Source

Moussa Faki Mahamat

Moussa Faki Mahamat is a Chadian politician and diplomat who has been Chairperson of the African Union Commission since 14 March 2017. Previously he was Prime Minister of Chad from 24 June 2003 to 4 February 2005 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from April 2008 to January 2017

In the meantime, General Haftar calls for ‘mobilization’ and ‘jihad against Turkish occupation

Libyan Gen Khalif Haftar (2)

Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar is a dual Libyan-American citizen who is a military officer and the head of the Libyan National Army, which, under Haftar’s leadership, replaced nine elected municipal councils by military administrators, and as of May 2019, was engaged in the Second Libyan Civil War where his troops have besieged Tripoli the Libyan capital city