Former Italian official: Europe lacks strong leaders who stand up to Erdogan's actions

Former Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has said that there are no strong leaders in the European Union able to stand up to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Frattini promised that Italy lacked political leadership, adding: “As I was the Vice-President of the European Commission years ago, I have to say, I do not see real and strong leaders in the European Union, able to say to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: stop, stop what he is doing in a region Eastern Mediterranean, as well as on the issue of military escalation in Libya and other matters. "

The former Italian Foreign Minister, Prime Minister of Tripoli in Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj, called for a halt to the military attacks, stressing the need to return to dialogue, to reach an agreement leading to a ceasefire in Libya.

He continued, "I think the Italian position must change, Italian Foreign Minister Di Mayo, who is visiting a number of countries in the region, First, it must cooperate well with Egypt, the Gulf states, and Russia, so that they can urge Fayez al-Sarraj to stop military attacks.  And to return to dialogue again, in order to reach a ceasefire agreement. "

In the past few hours, Turkey has received stern warning messages related to its destabilizing activities, as the Libyan Parliament called, on Monday evening, the Egyptian armed forces to intervene to protect the Libyan and Egyptian national security.



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