Turkey reveals real intentions behind scheme in Libya, to begin oil exploration

Smoke fumes rise above buildings in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, during shelling on May 9, 2020. (AFP Photo)CAIRO – 16 May 2020: Turkey has announced it intents to begin oil and gas exploration in an unspecified area off Libya’s coast, exposing Erdogan’s real intentions behind an illegal intervention in the country through terrorists and mercenaries.State-run oil firm Turkish Petroleum has submitted an application to the Tripoli government to start drilling in parts of the Eastern Mediterranean, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Thursday.“Exploration will begin as soon as the process is completed,” he was quoted as saying.According to experts, Ankara, which is facing serious economic pressure, is trying to assert control over natural resources in the Eastern Mediterranean, taking advantage of the current coronavirus pandemic and countries’ preoccupation with fighting it.Experts further added that Ankara is also seeking to use its influence over the Sarraj government to expand the scope of its drilling activities in the Mediterranean.For their part, foreign ministers of the UAE, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece and France called on Turkey to “fully respect the sovereignty and the sovereign rights of all states in their maritime zones in the Eastern Mediterranean.”The ministers condemned “the illegal Turkish moves” in the territorial waters of the Republic of Cyprus, which they said represent “a violation of international law according to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.”In earlier remarks, Leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar has vowed to defeat militias and put a stop to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plans in the country.LNA spokesman Major General Ahmed al-Mismari has announced that the Army will not stop until liberating Tripoli and defeating extremists, criminal militias, mercenaries, foreign fighters, and Turkish invaders.He also warned foreign troops that they are running low on time and the army will not stop until Erdogan’s devious scheme is terminated.

Source:Libya Today

May 16, 2020 16:18 UTC

Turkey dispatches Qaeda commander to oversee scheme in Libya: Report

FILE: The video also affirmed the sending of mercenaries to Libya, through coordination with terrorist groups and organizations. CAIRO – 15 May 2020: The Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights has prepared a report that affirms Turkey’s insistence on interfering in the internal affairs of Libya.The report added that Turkey has dispatched the dangerous terrorist and military official of the Libyan fighting group loyal to al-Qaeda Khaled al-Sharif to oversee military operations in the capital, Tripoli, and implement Erdogan's plans in Libya.The report indicated that al-Sharif, AKA Abu Hazim al-Libi, has recently returned to the capital Tripoli from Turkey and entered through Misurata Airport, through Turkish planning.The foundation has also prepared a video report that reveals Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani’s and Erdogan’s destructive role in the region.The video also affirmed the sending of mercenaries to Libya, through coordination with terrorist groups and organizations.The Russian Federal Agency confirmed that Ankara sent terrorists to Libya, adding that both Erdogan and Tamim have intensified their efforts recently to spread terrorism in Libya, via supporting Al-Wefaq forces with money and weapons, leading to the further suffering of Libyans, according to the report.Moreover, Maat pointed out that the weapons sent by Turkey to Libya were purchased with Qatari money, and the process of transferring fighters from Syria to Libya was carried out via the Turkish security company ‘SADAT’.In addition to the financial support provided by Tamim to Erdogan in order to carry out his operations in Tripoli.The report also pointed out that the Qatari funding has become clear in both Syria and Libya, stressing that Qatar and Turkey play a major role in all countries that suffer from chaos, especially Libya, which is still suffering from the continued support of Tamim and Erdogan to fighters in Tripoli.Earlier, UN sources told Sky News Arabia that 3,000 Syrian militants have been deployed in the areas of Al-Wefaq government led by Fayez Al-Sarraj, in western Libya.

Source:Libya Today

May 15, 2020 15:45 UTC

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