The newspaper Greek pronews revealed that Turkey is preparing to build a large air base in the town of Zliten, 160 km east of Tripoli, to expand its participation in the Libyan war, to support the forces of the National Accord government supported internationally.
The newspaper explained, in a report, read it and translated it “Og”, The General Command of Al-Karama Forces is preparing to launch an attack on the city of Misrata, which is under the control of the security cooperation memorandum signed by the President of the Presidential Council of the Accord government, Fayez Al-Sarraj with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last Wednesday.
The paper added that Turkey hopes through the security memorandum of understanding, to become more involved in Libya with the increase in the number of drones and transport aircraft carrying military supplies to the accord forces.
She pointed to the shelling of the al-Karama forces “terrorist sites” that were trying to seize oil facilities in the southern elephant field, destroying 30 vehicles, via the Air Force LNA and attack helicopters.
The newspaper wondered what Greece would do; Will it insist on backing Haftar against the “gangs” that have occupied Tripoli and eastern Libya since 2014, or will she put her head back in the Libyan sands like an ostrich?
She stressed that the leadership of the forces of al-karama, need political support and already full in international forums involving Greece, in the face of Turkey, which is trying to steal their maritime territory, warning of the defeat of the dignity forces, which threatens to lose their rights in the Greek exclusive economic zone.
Fathi Pashaga, the interior minister of the internationally backed government of national accord, announced last Wednesday that Libya and Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding on security and maritime cooperation between the two countries in the presence of Erdogan and Sarraj, claiming that this memorandum concerns the fight against terrorism and illegal immigration and the exchange of information.
He received Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Presidential Council installed from the international community, Fayez Sarraj, Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul.
The Anatolia news agency, in a report, read by “Og”, that the meeting was away from the lenses of journalists, noting that it lasted for two hours and 15 minutes, without disclosing the content of the conversation between them.
The Greek Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish ambassador and condemned the agreement, noting that it could not violate the sovereignty of a third country, adding: “This action is a clear violation of the international law of the sea … It is not in line with the principle of good neighborliness governing between States.”
The Libyan parliament, on Thursday, described the agreement between the government of accord and the Turkish regime as a “high betrayal”, where the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Committee of the Parliament, in a statement, that “the Turkish regime is supportive of terrorist organizations and the agreement is a threat to the Libyan national security and Arab security and peace in the Mediterranean generally”.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry condemned the signing of Turkey’s memorandums of understanding with Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Government of National Accord in Libya, for cooperation in the fields of security and maritime areas. usually the Convention is “without legal effect”.
It is noteworthy that the President of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord supported internationally, Fayez Sarraj, admitted receiving military support from Turkey during the battles in Tripoli, stressing that his government is in a state of defense of its legitimacy.
The confession comes complementary to the statements made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to the whole world, that his country sold weapons and military equipment to the Government of National Accord, in order to create a balance in the war against Hifter, he said.
Erdogan explained, On 20 July last, at a press conference, military assistance had already been provided to the Government of National Accord, after pictures emerged last month showing that dozens of Turkish armored vehicles “Kirby” were handed over to the forces of national accord.
Erdogan added: “We have a military cooperation agreement with Libya, and we give them their needs if they come to us with a request, and if they pay for it, they have already faced a problem in terms of defense needs and equipment, The Government of National Accord has been unable to find military support from any other country except Turkey.
On April 4, Khalifa Hifter announced the launch of an operation to “liberate” the capital Tripoli from “militias and armed groups”, in conjunction with the announcement of the UN envoy in Libya, the holding of the National All-Inclusive Forum, from 14 to 16 April. The past in Ghadames.
The Secretary-General of the Arab League called on all Libyan parties to exercise restraint and reduce the state of escalation field resulting from the recent military moves in the western regions of the country, and to commit to the political path as the only way to end the crisis in Libya, and return to the dialogue aimed at reaching a national settlement exclusively to get the country out of the crisis that live it.
Libya has been in a political and military crisis since 2011, where two parties are currently fighting for power: the Government of National Accord the Internationally supported, led by Faiz al-Sarraj, and the second, the interim government of eastern Libya, supported by the House of Representatives in Tobruk.