Turkey Sends Medical Aid to Libya to Combat COVID-19


On Friday, April 10, Turkey sent medical supplies, protective equipment and sanitizers to Libya to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

“At the direction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, medical supplies were sent to our Libyan brothers and our military training cooperation and consultancy teams who are on duty in the region,” the country’s Ministry of Defense said on Twitter.

Turkey has been helping several countries to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, recently sending medical supplies to Spain, Italy, and the U.K., among others.

Despite this, Turkey continues to send Syrian fighters to Libya. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has reported that approximately 5,000 Syrian fighters have reached Libyan territory since December 2019.

According to our sources, the number of recruits who are reportedly receiving training in Turkey amounts to approximately 1,950.