It’s official: Erdogan will send troops to Libya at Libya’s request

It’s official: Erdogan will send troops to Libya at Libya’s request
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[Ed. – That was quick.  Update from here.  This is not a good thing.  Aside from all else, it will put Turkey and Russia at odds in Libya.  More at the previous link.]

Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli has been struggling to fend off General Khalifa Haftar’s forces, which have been supported by Russia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan.

An official in Tripoli confirmed a formal request had been made for Turkish military support in the air, on the ground and at sea.

The official, who asked not to be named, spoke after the GNA’s interior minister, Fathi Bashagha, suggested in comments to reporters in Tunis that no such request had been made.

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