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Libyan Tribes Vow to Sue Turkey Before International Courts

Libyan Tribes Vow to Sue Turkey Before International Courts

Friday, 21 February, 2020 - 09:30
A damaged container is seen at Tripoli port after an attack, Libya February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
Cairo - Jamal Jawhar

Libyan tribes' sheikhs and notables have called for resisting all forms of foreign intervention in the country, namely the Turkish invasion and its supporters.


During their talks in Tarhuna, west Libya, they vowed to sue Turkey and Qatar before international courts.


Concluding the meeting, they called on the United Nations to withdraw its recognition of the Presidential Council and the High Council of State, and not acknowledge any entity that the House of Representatives doesn't endorse.


Further, they urged the Security Council to lift the arms’ embargo and reiterated their rejection to any dialogue or truce before all mercenaries leave the county.


Libya is an independent sovereign state that respects cultural and ethical diversity as well as historic ties among Libyans, the meeting stressed.


The attendees affirmed that the political isolation law should be annulled. Lawsuits will be filed against all countries involved in aggravation of the Libyan crisis, namely Turkey and Qatar, they asserted.


As for oil ports, they stated that they will remain shut until Libyans manage to form a unified government. They urged quick relocation of state institutes outside the capital, especially the Central Bank of Libya and the Libyan Foreign Investment Company.


Moreover, they called for prompt procedures against representatives of the Presidential Council in Libyan embassies abroad. They also decided to form a council of Libyan sheikhs and notables to represent the Libyan society as a whole and maintain social peace in the county.


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