The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Saturday that the Turkish intervention in Libya greatly contributed to reanimating Libyan’s hopes for a political solution in the country.

This came in a virtual message sent by Erdogan to the Halifax International Security Forum, in which he stressed that “Turkey does not follow an antagonistic or expansionist approach and does not interfere in other country’s affairs.”

He reiterated that Turkey would continue to stand by its friends and brothers everywhere, beginning with Syria, whilst continuing through Libya and the eastern Mediterranean, reaching as far as the Caucasus, as he put it.