Libya and Turkey ratify security and military cooperation deal

Yen Doran 20-Dec-2019

Libya’s internationally recognized government said on Dec. 19 that it has signed a security and military cooperation deal that it agreed upon with Turkey last month, opening the way for potential military help from Ankara.

The Government of National Accord (GNA) said in a statement that the memorandum of understanding has been ratified but did not give further details.

Tripoli-based news network, Libya February TV, mentioned the GNA would seek military support from the U.S., U.K., and Italy.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Ankara might consider sending troops to Libya if the Tripoli government had made such a request.