French Navy intercepts Turkish ship carrying weapons to Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – As part of the operation Naval Guard, the French frigate Provence forced a Turkish cargo ship to change course after the latter switched off its transporter thus raising suspicions of the French navy, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

The Russian new agency indicated that Turkey systematically violated the arms embargo imposed on Libya, stating that this ship was transporting anti-aircraft missile systems for the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.

The report confirmed that Ankara continuously supplies equipment and weapons to the GNA militants fighting the Libyan National Army (LNA).

The RIA report added that Turkey sides with the “gangs of the [Fayez] Sarraj government” fighting the Libyan National Army (LNA)‚ with groups of terrorists brought from Syria. It indicated that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan escalated tension in the country by interfering in the Libyan crisis.

The BBC earlier this month reported that Turkey sent arms to Libya and violated a United Nations arms embargo on the war-torn country, citing satellite images and footages obtained by its investigation team.

BBC: Turkey sends secret arms shipments into Libya


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