Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the UAE of funding the recruitment of thousands of Russian mercenaries from Wagner Group to fight with Haftar's militias in their war on Tripoli.

Erdogan added in press statements during his visit to Senegal and Gambia, "Haftar only gained control of desert areas, but he has no control over cities".

The Turkish president indicated that his country is keeping a close eye on Haftar and his attempts to seize more land, stressing that Turkey will do everything to stop his aggression.