Turkey is training pilots of the Government of National Accord (GNA) on UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, supporters of the Tripoli-based government claimed on July 1.
Pro-government activists apparently based their claims on a recent video showing two S-70 Seahawk helicopters of the Turkish Naval Forces flying over the city of Misrata. The helicopters, which took off from Turkish warships stationed off Libya’s coast, were just transporting senior officers.
— Ouais Hasairi (@HasairiOuais) July 1, 2020
The S-70 helicopter is the naval version of the UH-60. Both helicopters share the same design line, which again explains the origins of the false claims being promoted by pro-GNA activists.
Turkey can’t supply (at least officially) U.S.-made military equipment to the GNA, which is included in an arms embargo imposed by the U.N. Security Council.
Pro-GNA activists are apparently making up these claims to promote Ankara as a strong ally and magnify the support provided by it. The Syrian opposition has been spreading similar propaganda since late 2011.