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Qatar, Turkey defense ministers arrive in Tripoli – GNA media

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) media outlets confirmed Monday the arrival of Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Qatari Defense Minister Muhammad Al-Attiyah, on a joint visit, during which they will meet with GNA officials.

According to media sources, the defense ministers of Turkey and Qatar will discuss with GNA officials the steps taken so far to establish the Turkish naval base in Misrata, and the Turkish military base at Al-Witya air base, in addition to discussing ways to enhance military support for GNA forces and military mobilization west of Sirte.

It is noteworthy that Yeni Safak newspaper, which is close to the Turkish government, revealed last June that Turkey intends to establish two permanent military bases in Libya, where it supports GNA forces.

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