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Turkey wanted to build a military base near the Libyan capital Tripoli. On it informs TV channel Al Arabiya, citing sources.
It is noted that this occurs with the mediation of the national consensus government (NTC). On the basis can place the Turkish special forces and units of the Turkish Navy. Ankara also wants to put warplanes and drones. Sources say that 48 hours ago, Turkish pilots arrived in Tripoli.
On 27 January, the representative of the Libyan national army (LNA) has stated that Turkey passes on the territory of Libya, hundreds of fighters from the terrorist organization “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia).
Two weeks earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated that sends Turkish troops into the country to help the head of the NTC, the Faiz Saraju in the fight with the head of the LNA Khalifa the Haftarot.
The civil war in Libya, there is in 2011, part of its territory was seized by radical Islamists. As a result, there are two governments: in the East, in the city of Tobruk, sits a Parliament elected by people, and in the West, in Tripoli — formed with the support of the UN and Western countries, the national consensus government.
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