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Turkey To Send More Troops To Libya, If Egypt Deploys In Support Of Haftar

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Turkey To Send More Troops To Libya, If Egypt Deploys In Support Of Haftar

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A military and diplomatic plan was reportedly prepared in Turkey to deal with the possibility of Egypt deploying troops in Libya, to assist Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces.

According to unnamed sources of the Turkey-based Zaman newspaper, Ankara “is closely watching the consequences of the Egyptian parliament’s decision.”

It also quoted Turkish sources as saying that Ankara “is ready to respond to any attack on its forces present in Libya, whatever the party that carried out the attack.”

Their sources stressed that if “Egypt sends military forces to Libya, Turkey has a plan to increase its forces and military equipment in Libya to stand up to the Egyptian forces.”

As expected, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin had recently confirmed that his country “does not want to escalate tensions and confront Egypt in Libya.”

But he stressed support for the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.

He said in this regard:

“When looking at this general scene, it becomes clear that we have no intention of confronting Egypt, France, or any other country there (in Libya).”

Just three days earlier, on July 20th, Egypt’s parliament authorised the deployment of troops outside the country, after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed military action against Turkish-backed forces in Libya if Sirte were attacked.

The parliament unanimously approved “the deployment of members of the Egyptian armed forces on combat missions outside Egypt’s borders to defend Egyptian national security … against criminal armed militias and foreign terrorist elements”, it said in a statement.

The deployment would be made on a “western front” – and it is no secret that this means Libya.

Egypt, alongside the United Arab Emirates and Russia, backs eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar, who abandoned an offensive on the capital last month after Turkey stepped up support for Tripoli.


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Next time they should focus on Misrata instead of Tripoli.

Panthera Pardus

the fact that the logistic lines pass literally in front of Egypt is totally oblivious to Turkey. it is becoming surreal.


You ask too much from them, something they never heard of in Turkistan, something called logic.

Icarus Tanović

What is wrong Erdogan? You want a war with Egypt too?

Ivan Freely

Come on, when does the party start?

cechas vodobenikov

turkeys will not challenge Egypt in Sirte….as the turkey/US economies disintegrate they will return to their shoeboxes in USA and caves in turkey…leaving their ISIS/Kurd proxies defenseless…..one must merely be patient with these losers, as they self destruct

Mustafa Mehmet

nikov .. so Egypt economy brilliant they’re the most corrupt country in the world they couldn’t even fight little Israel. when Egyptian soldiers find out Israeli army coming towards them they run like hell.. don’t forget Egypt went to war with Libya to and lost. Egyptian are not very good fighter.. they can try

Brother Ma

Turkey must go! …back to Asia Minor and then back to Mongolia …if they will take them .

Mustafa Mehmet

after you idiot

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