National unity government spokesman Mohamed Hammouda has refuted claims that Turkey urged Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah to cede power to his rival Fathi Bashaga.
“Turkey has not presented any political initiative related to the current situation,” Hamouda said, denying that a Turkish envoy is visiting Libya these days to negotiate the issue.
“The Turkish authorities have reaffirmed their position on the Libyan file which supports stability, calm and the holding of elections as a solution to the crisis,” Hamouda added.
In this context, Turkey’s Ambassador to Libya, Kanaan Yilmaz, has denied that his government has asked Prime Minister Dbeibah to resign, insisting that such news is baseless.
Yilmaz said his country’s approach to the Libyan crisis is based on establishing a consensus-based dialogue between parties to resolve existing political differences and go to elections.
The Turkish ambassador has made it clear that they are ready to play the role of mediator to reach a consensus between the conflicting parties and to organize a meeting without distinction between east, west and south.
He reiterated the importance of not using force to achieve political goals, expressing his hope that the parties in Libya will reach compromise solutions.