The Address | Benghazi – Libya
BENGHAZI – Major General Ahmed Al-Mesmari, Spokesman of the Libyan National Army (LNA) said that Turkey’s ambitions in Libya threaten the North African region and the Mediterranean basin.
Al-Mismari said in a press conference in Benghazi on Monday, that Turkey sent terrorists to Tripoli, including suicide bombers and specialists in explosives, stressing that LNA forces killed two suicide bombers on Monday before blowing themselves up at the front lines of LNA in Tripoli.
Al-Mesmari stressed that what Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is doing threatens the security of Libya and the whole region, noting that LNA had expected Turkey to openly support terrorist groups.
He said, “Erdogan wants to transfer the terrorists to Libya to control its wealth and then go to the neighboring countries, and if the terrorists are killed in Libya, he would have got rid of them.”
On Monday, the Turkish presidency asked Parliament to vote on a mandate note on sending troops to Libya to counter LNA forces, justifying it to protect Turkish interests.
The memorandum stressed that estimating the time to send Turkish forces to Libya and the location of their deployment will be in the custody of the President of the Republic, according to the principles set by the President regarding taking all types of measures to eliminate risks and threats, and that the mandate period will be for one year subject to extension.
Erdogan stressed that the first action his government will take after Parliament resumes its work is to submit a memorandum of authorization to send troops to Libya.