TUNIS, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Tunisian presidency denied on Thursday that the North African country is involved in any alliance with any party in Libya.
"Tunisia will not accept to be a member of any alliance," the presidential statement said.
"The head of state is determined to preserve Tunisia's sovereignty, independence and free decision, and this cannot in any case be the subject of any debate," it said.
The presidency stressed that false statements, interpretations and allegations that emerged since Wednesday were either due to misunderstanding and misjudgment, or from the same sources carrying out defamation campaigns.
"These lies and smear campaigns can in no way divert the attention of the Tunisian people to their real problems, particularly economic and social ones," said the presidency.
Interior Minister of the UN-backed government of Libya Fathi Bashagha on Thursday said that a Turkish-Tunisian-Algerian alliance was formed to support the Government of National Accord in Tripoli.