Erdogan’s Syrian mercenaries: who is fighting for Turkish interests in Libya

27/06/2020 – In December 2019, Turkey signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of defense and security with the Tripolitan Government of National Accord, and from that moment, Ankara has been actively involved in the Libyan conflict.

The first reports of Turkey recruiting mercenaries for the Libyan conflict on the side of the PNS appeared in December 2019, when a party of militants supported by Turkey’s “Syrian National Army” (SNA) arrived at training camps in Turkey. They were recruited in the areas of the Turkish operations Euphrates Shield, Olive Branch and Source of Peace. Continuer à lire … « Erdogan’s Syrian mercenaries: who is fighting for Turkish interests in Libya »

Turkish agenda in Libya targets Sudan and the region; Arman

09/05/2020 – Yasir Arman, deputy head of the SPLM-N, said that Turkish agenda in Libya would negatively affect political stability its neighbouring countries: Sudan, Egypt, Chad and Tunisia.The alliance between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj has sparked outrage in the region as many point out to his political affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood. Continuer à lire … « Turkish agenda in Libya targets Sudan and the region; Arman »

Turkey sending 2,000 Syrian fighters to Libya – the Guardian

17/01/2020 – Some 650 fighters from Turkish-backed rebel groups in Syria are in Libya already, and a further 1,350 crossed to Turkey in January to prepare to support the Tripoli government, the Guardian newspaper said on Wednesday.

Media reports said that Turkey had begun sending Syrian fighters to the north African country after Ankara signed a military cooperation deal with Tripoli in November, but the number was previously believed to be much lower. Continuer à lire … « Turkey sending 2,000 Syrian fighters to Libya – the Guardian »