Turkish Military Planes Continue Flights to Western Libya


According to the Flight Radar application, which specializes in tracking air traffic, a Turkish military cargo plane coming from the Konya military airbase has arrived in western Libya. This is the fifth flight of this kind over the past four days.

Two Turkish aircraft left on Tuesday morning from Konya Airbase to Libya, and a third left Izmir to the same destination. Air traffic monitoring sites revealed the arrival of one of the aircraft at Al-Watiya Airbase.

Ankara has continued to send military aircraft to Libya. More than ten Turkish military cargo planes have landed at the Uqba bin Nafi Airbase in the Wattayah region, western Libya. Last Saturday, the same site monitored the arrival of four Turkish military cargo planes to western Libya.

Turkey has rejected the ceasefire agreement, signed on 23 October, between the Libyan parties in Geneva. It continues to violate the terms of the agreement by training Government of National Accord (GNA) forces. The agreement calls for the freezing of all foreign military pacts with Libya, until a new government is formed.

The agreement also stipulates for the withdrawal of all mercenaries and officers from the country. A number of Libyan politicians have called for the closure of Libyan airspace to Turkish aviation.

Meanwhile, USAF Boeing RC-135U (reg. 64-14849 – callsign LARD53) departed from Souda Bay Airbase and flew over Libya. The US plane is monitoring the areas of Tripoli, Benghazi, and Sirte. It is the second mission in a week, with the last mission taking place on 25 November.