Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşo أوlu said that his country had changed the scales in Libya, had it not been for the conflict to turn into a street war.
The Turkish minister's comments came today, Wednesday, as the internationally recognized Libyan reconciliation government forces begin an offensive to regain control of Tripoli airport from the forces of retired Major General Khalifa Hifter.
Gawishoglu said that Egypt, France and mercenaries from neighboring countries support Haftar, but it is Abu Dhabi that provides him with money and weapons, and he saw that "he does not have much power and he cannot withstand the legal force."
Turkish support for the Libyan National Accord government has changed the balance of power on the ground in the face of Haftar's forces backed by Egypt, the Emirates, France and Russia.
Haftar's forces suffered heavy losses over the past weeks as a result of strikes in the axes south of Tripoli and the cities of the western coast, all the way to the border with Tunisia, and it also lost the strategic "Al-Wataya" base.
On the other hand, the Turkish Foreign Minister, in his statements today, expressed his country's readiness to work with any party in the eastern Mediterranean, but stressed that Turkey "will not accept marginalization."
Gawishoglu said that any agreement in the eastern Mediterranean that Turkey is not a party to is void. He stressed that Turkish activities in the eastern Mediterranean come within the framework of the law, as he put it.