Sunday, October 17, 2021

Merkel urges Erdogan to withdraw his mercenaries from Libya

 


Oct 17, 2021. Geece.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to withdraw his forces and mercenaries affiliated with Turkey from the Libyan and Syrian territories.

Merkel’s call came, during a visit to Turkey, which began Saturday, stressing that the solution in Libya will not take place without the withdrawal of all foreign forces from the country.

This call comes at a time when Turkish military activity has recently increased in Libyan airspace, and the movement of Turkish Air Force aircraft is active in Libya, amid news of a regular air bridge being operated from Turkish bases to western Tripoli.

Turkey had previously announced the withdrawal of a number of its mercenaries a week ago, but observers are skeptical about these statements, and consider them a kind of procrastination until the Libyan elections.

218 News- Libya


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