The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TOBRUK – Saeed Amgib, a member of the House of Representatives, accused Turkey of violating the Libyan ceasefire deal made in Geneva late October.
In a Facebook post on Friday, Amgib stated that Turkish military cargo planes never ceased flights to Turkish bases in Libya, in violation of the Geneva deal, which dictates that foreign countries backing each side of the conflict must end military support.
“Tell [Stephanie] Williams that Turkish military cargo planes did not stop landing at Turkish bases in Libya, even after the Geneva Accord,” the member of parliament said.
Ankara established a military foothold in Libya after signing a security agreement with the Tripoli-based Government National Accord (GNA) last year. As part of the agreement, Turkish troops as well as Ankara-backed Syrian mercenaries were deployed to back GNA in an effort fight the Libyan National Army (LNA) in western Libya.
“The Acting UN envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams, must know that at the same time as her press conference, in which she spoke about the results of the Geneva dialogue […], a Turkish cargo plane landed at the Okba Ibn Nafa Air Base “Al-Watiya”, coinciding with [Recep] Erdogan’s media remarks tell that he does not believe that the ceasefire agreement will last for long and described it as fragile.”
Amgib stressed that Williams should also know that the Turks refused to open the road linking east and west, and then arrested travelers from Benghazi, in violation of the Joint Military Committee agreement in Ghadames.