Turkish president Rejep Tayip Erdogan and Libyan general and strongman Khalifa Haftar (Photo Credit: Umit Bektas and Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to teach Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar a “lesson” if he does not cease his attacks on forces loyal to the UN-backed government in Tripoli.

Erdogan said in a speech that the “putschist Haftar ran away” from negotiations being held in Moscow, and that Ankara would not hesitate from “teaching a lesson” to him if he continues military action against the Government of National Accord (GNA).

Haftar, leader of the Libyan National Army, left a summit held in Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement with the head of the UN-backed GNA.

Source: Russia Today, January 14, 2020