Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that,
“Without any discrimination, the attacks carried out towards civilians and civil infrastructure in Libya by the illegitimate militia affiliated to warlord Haftar have drastically intensified in many parts, particularly Tripoli. Pro-Haftar forces also launched more than 100 missiles, besides a heavy artillery fire, in the residental area of Tripoli, only on May 9.”
Causing deaths and injuries of the civilians, all these attacks towards diplomatic missions including Turkish Embassy in Tripoli, Mitiga Airport, civil planes ready to take off and civil infrastructure constitute a war crime. We hereby declare that Haftar forces will be considered as a legitimate target if they continue to aim our missions and interests in Libya.”
Criticizing UN, The Ministry reiterated Turkey’s support for the legitimate government.