Libya's TNC does not intend to negotiate with the Haftarot

The national consensus government (NTC) of Libya does not intend to negotiate with the head of the Libyan national army, Khalifa the Haftarot, said the head of the NTC Fayez Sarraj on Thursday.

Sarraj arrived in Ankara for one-day visit and held talks with President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan.

"Haftar, who commits a war crime should be punished. I say to the coup: this is the beginning of your end. Hands off Libya. We will not stop until you finish an enemy. We will not give their leader the opportunity to negotiate, we believe it is illegitimate," said Sarraj at a press conference in Ankara.

He thanked Turkey and Erdogan for the support given to the NTC in the fight against the Haftarot, and added that the wish of the Turkish company continued to operate in Libya.

After the overthrow and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has virtually ceased to function as a unified state. Now the country is in a diarchy. To the East sits a Parliament elected by people, and in the West, in the capital Tripoli, the rules generated with the support of the UN and the European Union, the Government of national consent headed by Saragam. The authorities of the Eastern part of the country operate independently from Tripoli to cooperate with the Libyan national army led by Marshal Haftarot, which is April 2019 not stop trying to seize Tripoli.

In Berlin on 19 January, held an international conference on Libya with the participation of Russia, the USA, Turkey, Egypt and several other countries as well as EU and UN. The main outcome of the conference was the call for participants for a ceasefire in Libya and an obligation to refrain from intervention in the conflict, respecting an embargo on the supply of arms to the parties. In addition, the participants proposed to create a Committee for monitoring the implementation of the cease-fire.