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Turkey Delivers Dozens Of Armored Vehicles To GNA, Despite U.N. Arms embargo On Libya (Photos)


Turkey has delivered dozens of armoured vehicles to forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) in the Libyan capital of Tripoli photos released by Libyan sources on May 18 revealed.

The photos show more than 20 Turkish-made BMC Kirpi mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles being unloaded in Tripoli’s main port.

The BMC Kirpi has STANAG 4569 Level 3 armour, five firing ports and four bulletproof windows on each side of the troop compartment. The ones delivered to GNA forces appear to be equipped with remotely controlled weapon stations and IED jamming systems.

Turkey Delivers Dozens Of Armored Vehicles To GNA, Despite U.N. Arms embargo On Libya (Photos)

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According to Libyan sources, a Moldavian cargo ship named “AMAZON” transported the vehicles from the Turkish port of Samsun to Tripoli. The ship is reportedly managed by a Turkish company named AKDENİZ RORO SEA.

Turkey Delivers Dozens Of Armored Vehicles To GNA, Despite U.N. Arms embargo On Libya (Photos)

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Aegean Hawk, a Twitter account that observes naval traffic in the Aegean sea, released photos showing AMAZON crossing the Chios Strait en route to Tripoli on May 15.

Turkey as well as Qatar are known for being the main backers of the internationally-recognized GNA. However, this was the first time Ankara was coughed while delivering weapons to its allies in Libya.

The delivery of these armored vehicles is a clear violation of the arms embargo imposed on Libya by the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) since February of 2011. This act could lead to a crisis between Turkey and the main backers of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Egypt and the UAE.

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  • RGtz98

    Turkey , 95% of the time supporting the extremists , what else is new ?

    • (ง ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ)ง

      Haftar is a terrorist which is supported by zionists.

      • Sinbad2

        So you are saying you support Haftar?

        • (ง ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ)ง

          i dont support Haftar

      • d’Artagnan

        Haftar is part of US, Saudi, Egyptian, Emirati and Zionist alliance. The GNA is basiccally Muslim Brotherhood with many Egyptian exiles.

    • Chris Gr

      The GNA are recognized by everyone. On the other hand, the extremists are the LNA.

      • ezzo

        hey moron you mean the GNA the ones recognized by muslim terrorists like the TURKS and QATS and YOU only whereas the LNA is the only real ones fighting the muslim terrorists.

        • Chris Gr

          GNA is internationally recognized. On the other hand, Qaddafi and Haftar are the terrorists.

          • antonissym

            you ignore or hide the truth that except from Arab countries, France, Russia USA, just last month Trump spoke with Hafter etc support Hafter against Tripoli jihadists. Not all of GNA are jihadists but the militia that support them are extremist Islamists and GNA tries to separate from them but she needs them! Just last year GNA recognized the Armenian genocide.

          • Chris Gr

            France, Russia, USA and even Egypt and UAE support elections and don’t agree with the offensive.
            GNA are extremists? Then why did they fight against ISIS in Sirte?
            That’s cool, they recognized it.

          • playah

            Wow what fantasy world go you live in ? All the US elections are rigged just like Macron in France , tRump lost the popular vote .
            The US also fought ISIS right ? What a clown

          • playah

            GNA is internationally recognized just like Mossad and CIA as terrorists

      • playah

        GNA are recognized by all the usual terrorist nations that helped destroy Libya

    • d’Artagnan

      There are no good guys in Libya, and that was the part of Yinon Plan to get rid of Kaddafi using NATO poodles and control Libyan OIL for Europe. Turkey is only supporting GNA due to its proxy war with Egypt which ousted the Turkish and Qatari supported Morsi Muslim Brotherhood elected government. In the Middle East no there is mostly only a choice between what headchoppers you support. Syria is the only secular country left, thanks to Russia.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      Noooo way I can not belienve that all lies. Israel and Yankees yes

      • playah

        Yes Turkey has undermined Syria from the start

  • David Parker

    Well now we know who the good guys are.
    Erdogan is one with Satan’s head-choppers, soul brother to all ISIS stands for.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      you seem to have missed all the chapters, to know who ertofart is only now.

      • David Parker

        Without a doubt I do not know much about the players in these Zionist-controlled CIA-funded terrorist wars.
        But, you misunderstand me.
        Because I already knew that Erdogan is demon-possessed, I now know that the LNA are the good guys in Libya because Erdogan is supporting the GNA.

  • klove and light

    ohhhhhh my goddddddd, Iam sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


    -sarcasm out

  • Nowruz

    Don’t support either GNA or Hafter’s backers (LNA). They are both zionist supporting assholes vying to have the upper hand on the other. A good example was the Sudan war which the US and Israel backed opposing sides. Hell, they don’t care killing Muslims and Christians is a win-win in the zionist playbook…

  • Saso Mange

    UN embargo almost got my country and most of it’s population killed. Only when we managed to defend ourselves and when it was evident that we can’t be defeated, they lifted some restrictions. Dirty game, still the same. Someone gets green card for murders while others are left to their fate.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    certainly a strange conflict….the odd collections of nations that support each side defy comprehension…not really

  • playah

    Turkey is one of the leading exporters of terrorism

  • Sami Zahra

    When there will be an embargo to the land robber called Israel?