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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would discuss withdrawing its troops from Libya if other foreign forces withdraw first.
During his speech at the Turkish Space Projects Forum in Ankara, Erdogan stated that the mercenaries attendance to the Libyan war is based on a request from what was called the Government of National Accord (GNA) that is not approved by the Libyan House of Representatives, and based on military cooperation agreements it signed.
He assumed “we derive from the past our strength and we seek to revive the Ottoman legacy again.”
Erdogan also criticized French President Emmanuel Macron, saying: “Macron says Turkey should withdraw its troops from Libya. I say to him, get your troops out of Mali and Chad first.”
“The person who heads France continues his attacks against me and targets me, I tell him: What do you want from attacking me? Before attacking me, you have to make up for your massacres in Algeria and the rest of the African countries,” said Erdogan.