Erdogan against the Haftarot: how the Turkish intervention will affect the situation in Libya

Donald trump said to Erdogan that foreign interference will complicate the situation in Libya. This is stated in the press service of the White house. A telephone conversation took place shortly after the Turkish Parliament voted to send troops to Libya. How this decision will affect the situation in the region?

Permission to send Turkish troops in Libya will be effective for one year. It was voted by the deputies from the ruling justice and development Party and the nationalist national movement. Four opposition party opposed, but were in the minority.

the Bill was submitted to Parliament at the end of the past, 2019. Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised all necessary support to the Libyan national consensus government. It is headed by Faiz Sarraj, and he needs “air, land and sea” assistance in the defense of the capital from the advancing forces of the Libyan national army, Khalifa the Haftarot.

“At the first stage it is unknown whether this is a combat unit. While he was talking about military advisers, — says Kirill Semenov, an expert of the Russian Council on international Affairs. — Although the military advisors already there Turkish, even operators of drones. So, most likely, we are talking about full-fledged military deployment”.

Turkey supports Faiza Saraja not the first day. In November Ankara and Tripoli signed a Memorandum of cooperation, including the military. “We should not dismiss the fact that still in Turkey, living idea of the Ottoman Empire, which was formerly part of Libya, — said Maria Makhmutova, the expert of the Russian Institute for strategic studies. For Oriental type of consciousness the idea of grandeur or memories of past greatness is quite significant. Including why Turkey is trying to interfere in many Affairs in the middle East”.

the Last 9 years, Libya has the richest oil region — living in a situation of dual power. After the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafin 2011 in the country there are two parallel Executive authority. In the West — the internationally recognized Government of national consensus Faiza Saraga, in the East — temporary office Abdullah Abdurrahman al-Thani, it supports the Libyan national army is the field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot. In December, he announced the beginning of the final assault on Tripoli under the slogan of struggle against terrorist groups.

On the side of the Haftarot – powerful allies: the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt. Cairo and the Arab League have already harshly condemned the approval by the Turkish Parliament of the bill that allows you to send the military to Libya.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken about this with the President of the United States. According to the press service of the White House, trump said that foreign interference will complicate the situation in Libya.