BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that Turkey had deployed two Turkish warships, anti-aircraft missiles and air defense systems to the capital city of Tripoli.

READ ALSO: Libyan Army announces downing of Turkish aircraft near Tripoli

In addition to this accusation, the LNA said the Turkish military sent at least 3,000 Syrian militants to Libya since late December.

“The number of Syrian mercenaries transported by Turkey to Libya exceeded three thousand,” the Libyan National Army spokesman, Major General Ahmed al-Mesmari said at a press conference yesterday evening, noting that “Ankara transported dangerous terrorists from Syria to Libya through the Misrata and Mitiga airports and Port of Tripoli. ”

The French President, Emmanuel Macron, accused Turkey of violating the pledges it had made during the Berlin conference held on January 19 to settle the Libyan crisis, noting that France had monitored during the past days ships transporting Syrian mercenaries to Libya.

Macron said, during a press conference with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Paris, that “Turkey has broken its promises it made during the Berlin conference,” adding “In recent days, we detected Turkish ships carrying Syrian mercenaries who arrived in Libya.”

While the Turkish Foreign Ministry criticized Macron’s statements, saying that “France is responsible for the problems that Libya has experienced since the crisis began in 2011.”


Share this article:
  • 1
ALSO READ  Turkey demands Russia stop Syrian Army attacks on Turkish military posts

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.


1 Comment threads
2 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
Daeshbags-Sux Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Famed Member
Stern Daler

EU states start to react to Turkish threat. Macron will send ships and coordinate with Greece.


It’s necessary that EU responds as one! We can’t be the EU’s strong arm alone, and this won’t change as long as Germany will stay idle. Pre-1945, Germany sinned by excessive Prussian jingoism, now it’s a 180° excess of pacifism… What is needed is what Buddhists call the “middle way”. EU CANNOT rely on soft power alone, we have to use both the carrot and the stick, and the stick can’t be a single country of 69M while EU’s population is over half a billion… Now, if you don’t want to change your constitution, maybe shall we merge the full… Read more »


+++ “Macron will send ships and coordinate with Greece”
=> Done!