The Libyan Parliament said that the European Union has not surrendered to Turkish President Erdogan's intimidation in regards to Libya in its recent dealings with the EU regarding refugee issues.
Media adviser to Libya's House of Representatives, Fathi al-Mariyami, revealed in exclusive statements to North-Press that the European Union "did not submit to Turkish bargaining over the Libya issue, and it maintained its position against the Turkish intervention in Libya in particular," he said.
Regarding the European stances on Libya and the intersection of its relations with Turkey, the Libyan politician pointed out: "Despite the importance of Turkish-European relations, the Turkish position in Libya did not receive much support from Europe, especially after the water agreement or draft signed by Turkish President Erdogan with the illegitimate government of al-Sarraj (The Government of National Accord), as well as the unconstitutional security agreement."
"Turkey's position towards Libya is almost unacceptable to the European Union as a whole, despite Ankara's endeavor to find support for it," the Libyan Parliament's media adviser stressed.
Al-Mariyami explained that the European Union considers Turkish escalation in Libya as a blatant interference, especially as the issue of Turkey's support for terrorist militias and terrorist leaders has become quite clear.
During his talk with North-Press, the Libyan politician highlighted the repeated European positions that were presented in various statements and meetings about Turkey's activity in Libya, noting at the same time that there are common interests between the European countries which are taken into account in their relationship with Turkey.
Turkey is accused of seeking to blackmail Europe using Syrian refugees, as well as using relations and interests in dealing with the European countries to obtain European support for Ankara's external activities and interventions in Syria and Libya. In statements he made yesterday, on Wednesday, from Turkey, the Turkish President said that his country would leave the borders open to migrants trying to travel to Europe until his demands are met. "Until all my country's expectations are met in a concrete way, we will continue our current actions on the borders," Erdogan stated.