The Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, accused the European IRINI Operation of running the arms embargo on Libya with bias, saying it was working in favor of Haftar and in direct opposition to the legitimate Government of National Accord (GNA).

Cavusoglu asked, in a statement during a joint press conference with his Spanish counterpart, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, whether the IRINI Operation was, in fact, searching aircraft loaded with military equipment and weapons originating from Egypt, Syria, Russia, France and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

He stressed that the only solution to the present Libyan crisis was through a political settlement.