Three Turkish military cargo planes land in Libya.
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It has been revealed that three Turkish military cargo planes landed in Libya on Friday afternoon.
Two military planes landed at Wattaya Air Base, while the third landed at Misurata Air College. In the first two military cargo planes, there were also Turkish military advisors.
According to Egyptian authorities these military cargo planes are carrying huge amounts of weapons to support cities in Western Libya. The Turkish government supports Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), which is also supported by the United States and United Nations.
Turkish troops in Libya have long caused an uproar in the international community, as many believe that the real purpose of the Turkish military is to extend its influence far from its country. Turkey has mercenaries in Libya, which along with its armed forces support GNA. In the Libya’s ceasefire agreement, which was reached by Libyan rivals on October 23, 2020, foreign forces and mercenaries are required to leave the country, during the three months since signing the agreement, which means supposely, by January 23, 2021.
Turkish mercenaries are still in Libya, and the three military cargo planes seems to show that Turkey is there to stay. If Turkish troops and mercenaries remain there, the ceasefire agreement might fail, and the Libyan National Army (LNA) might start launching new attacks to capture Tripoli. The transition process of Libya is being threatened.