Libyan Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aguila Issa, has accused Turkey of supporting terrorism in that country.
In January, two bomb-laden cars exploded near a mosque in Benghazi following prayer time. Forty people were killed. Two people were killed in a similar incident last week.
He said: “Terrorist organisations are behind this [explosions in Benghazi], unfortunately with support of foreign countries, with Turkey’s support.”
NAN reports that on Jan. 15, Libya’s eastern-based army spokesman also slammed Turkey as the sponsor of terrorism in Libya.
Spokesman Ahmad Al-Mismari at a news conference in the eastern city of Benghazi said: “Turkey is the sponsor of terrorism in our country even before the start of the military war against terrorism more than three years ago.
“The House of Representatives has not yet charged a commission of inquiry on the ship carrying explosives coming from Turkey.
“This ship was heading to the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaida, not to Misurata.
“We will punish Turkey and all its companies. Its contracts in Libya are invalid now.
“After the army welcomed the upcoming elections, the Muslim Brotherhood was certain that they would lose the elections.
“Therefore, they resorted to the arms and explosives to create chaos.”