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World Turkey to Deploy Navy to Guard Tripoli as Syrian Rebels Join War

21:05  27 december  2019
21:05  27 december  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Turkey is preparing to deploy troops and naval forces to support the internationally-recognized Libyan government, joining a planned push by allied Syrian rebels to defeat Turkey aims to send its Navy to protect Tripoli , while its troops train and coordinate forces of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj

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(Bloomberg) -- Turkey is preparing to deploy troops and naval forces to support the internationally-recognized Libyan government, joining a planned push by Ankara-backed Syrian rebels to defeat strongman Khalifa Haftar.

a man in a uniform walking outside: Fighters of a military battalion loyal to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar march during the morning assembly in the eastern city of Benghazi on December 18, 2019.© AFP via Getty Images Fighters of a military battalion loyal to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar march during the morning assembly in the eastern city of Benghazi on December 18, 2019.

In a deepening proxy war, Turkey aims to send its Navy to protect Tripoli, while its troops train and coordinate forces of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, according to a senior Turkish official. Turkey recently signed a critical maritime deal with oil-rich Libya that serves energy interests of both countries and aims to salvage billions of dollars of business contracts thrown into limbo by the conflict.

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At the same time, ethnic Turkmen rebel groups that have fought alongside Turkey in northern Syria are expected to reinforce the government in Tripoli imminently, a second official in Libya confirmed. Both people asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue. The Libyan government had initially resisted the idea of such a deployment but eventually accepted it as Haftar’s forces began to advance on Tripoli, the Libyan official said.

With Egypt and the United Arab Emirates aiding Haftar, Turkey’s deeper involvement in Tripoli could complicate international efforts to end the turmoil that has gripped the country since the overthrow of strongman Moammar Qaddafi in 2011.

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Turkey is planning to deploy some of its Syrian proxies in Libya to support the pro- Turkish Government of National Accord (GNA), which is facing an attack by the Libyan National Army (LNA) “ Tripoli -based forces previously sent weapons and ammunition to help Syrian rebels in 2011.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has vowed to prevent the fall of Sarraj’s government, could order the deployment of Turkish military in Libya in early January, after securing the approval of parliament.

Terms of the Turkish deployment will include:

Establishment of an elite Libyan force to respond immediately to threatsAllocation of weapons, planes, vehicles on ground and at seaJoint exercisesExchange of counter-terrorism intelligence and operational cooperation

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To contact the reporters on this story: Selcan Hacaoglu in Ankara at shacaoglu@bloomberg.net;Samer Khalil Al-Atrush in Cairo at skhalilalatr@bloomberg.net

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Erdogan says Turkey already sending soldiers to Libya .
Turkey’s president said Sunday that the country was deploying military units to Libya, where Ankara is supporting the embattled U.N.-recognized government in Tripoli. Turkey’s parliament authorized the deployment of troops to Libya on Thursday, following a separate deal on sending military experts and weapons signed into law in December.

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