France, not Turkey, playing 'dangerous game' in Libya: Ankara

AFP
Istanbul, Turkey Published: Jun 23, 2020, 06:19 PM(IST)

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In a sign of mounting tensions between two NATO allies, French President Emmanuel Macron accused Ankara on Monday of playing a 'dangerous game' in the north African country that can no longer be tolerated.

Turkey on Tuesday fired back at France, accusing Paris of "playing a dangerous game in Libya" by supporting strongman Khalifa Haftar against the UN-recognised government in Tripoli. 

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"France has a major responsibility for Libya being dragged into chaos by supporting illegal structures there for years, and therefore, it is actually France which is playing a dangerous game in Libya," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

In a sign of mounting tensions between two NATO allies, French President Emmanuel Macron accused Ankara on Monday of playing a "dangerous game" in the north African country that can no longer be tolerated.

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