Turkey -Erdogan declares Turkey beginning troop deployment to Libya

Turkey is starting to send troops into Libya in aid of the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, President Tayyip Erdogan announced on Thursday, days before a summit in Berlin which will discuss the Libyan conflict.

Turkey, which supports Fayez al-Serraj’s Government of National Accord (GNA), has beforehand stated that it sent a training and cooperation team which is now operating in Libya.

“In order for the legitimate government in Libya to remain standing and for stability to be established, we are now sending our soldiers to this country,” Erdogan told an event in Ankara.

Erdogan warned on Tuesday that Turkey will not refrain from “teaching a lesson” to Haftar’s eastern Libyan forces if their attacks against the GNA continue.

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