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Macron accuses Turkey of 'criminal' actions in Libya

French President Emmanuel Macron has accused Turkey of having what he called “historic and criminal responsibility” for actions it has taken in the war in Libya.

Mr Macron talked of Turkey having brought in massive numbers of jihadi fighters from Syria, while increasing its own presence in the country.

The Turks have given Libya’s UN-backed government substantial military support that has enabled it to inflict a series of defeats on the renegade General Khalifa Haftar.

France is widely seen as being among the General’s international backers - who include Russia, Egypt and the UAE.

Source: bbc.com

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