Turkish Military Aircrafts Land in Libya


Two Turkish A400 military cargo planes have arrived at the Al-Watiya Airbase in Libya from Turkey’s Konya Airbase, according to media sources.

On Friday, the Silphium Foundation for Studies and Research announced it had monitored the landing of two Turkish military cargo planes in western Libya.

The first Airbus A400M landed at Al-Watiya Airbase at 11:35 am, while the second plane landed at the Misrata Air College at 12:25 pm.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, threatened to use force against Turkish troops stationed in Libya. He said Turkey should leave Libya peacefully, or it will be driven out by force.

Notably, the Turkish Defence Ministry announced that it would continue to provide training to the forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA). This is part of the military training, assistance, and support agreement signed between the two governments.

“Multiple Rocket Launcher System, artillery, and heavy mortar weapons training were provided by our personnel to the staff of the GNA Army,” the Turkish Defence Ministry tweeted on Friday.