Erdoğan to Macron: Turkey won't attend Libya conference if Greece and Cyprus are invited

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that Turkey will not travel to Paris to attend a meeting on Libya if Libya were also invited.

Speaking on his meeting with Macron at the G-20 summit in Rome, Erdoğan told journalists on his return from the summit that “We cannot attend a Paris conference to which Greece, Israel and the Greek Cypriot administration participate, we told him.

"This is our condition. If these countries are to attend the conference, then there is also no need to send special representatives."

The summit, organised by the United Nations, Germany and Italy in Paris for November 12, will gather regional and international heads of state to try and resolve the Libya issue.

Libyan has been in a state of war since longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi was removed in a NATO-backed operation in 2011.

However, the country remains destabilized as Turkey has not only sent Syrian mercenaries to defend Muslim Brotherhood elements in the country, but violates resolutions on arms delivery to the country.

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