Turkey warns Libya’s Haftar against attacks on its forces
28 December 2020 | 1:25 pm
Turkey's defense minister said the forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar would be viewed as a "legitimate target" if they attacked Turkish troops in the area.
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