Source: Dubai- Arabia.net
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed that his country has made important gains from the two memoranda of understanding on maritime borders and strengthening military security cooperation with the Libyan National Accord government. Erdogan added, in an interview with the Bosnian “Staff” magazine, according to what “Anatolia” reported on Wednesday, that the signing of the two memoranda of understanding raised the level of cooperation between Tripoli and Ankara to high levels.
He also stressed that his country had made “very important gains” through the two agreements, saying that it had managed, through Tripoli and the agreement with Al-Wefaq, to thwart the issue of removing Ankara from the targeted projects in the Mediterranean.
This comes at a time The two agreements sparked widespread criticism From Cyprus, Greece and the European Union as well, as well as being rejected by the Libyan parliament and army. In addition, he reiterated his country’s intention to explore for energy sources in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
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It is noteworthy that Erdogan has repeatedly declared in the past that he stood with the government of reconciliation led by Fayez al-Sarraj against the Libyan army.
He also pointed out that his country sent Turkish soldiers to the Libyan capital in order to support Al-Wefaq, in the context of what he called military consultations, although several reports indicated that Turkish and Syrian soldiers had arrived in Tripoli.
And wednesday, Sources in Arabic reported the landing of Turkish soldiersAt dawn in the port of Tripoli, after they arrived aboard two Turkish warships, in a precedent of its kind since Turkey started sending Syrian soldiers and mercenaries to support the forces of the “Al-Wefaq” government in the Tripoli battles.
On November 27, 2019, the Turkish government and the government of the Libyan National Accord signed in Istanbul, in the presence of Erdogan and Al-Sarraj, two memoranda of understanding, the first of which stipulates the delineation of maritime spheres of influence between the two parties, while the second requires strengthening military security cooperation between them.