New Turkish base in Tripoli, new weapons payments to Accord Government

Turkey is conducting intensive negotiations with the National Government to establish a mini military base near Tripoli, in conjunction with the continuing process of moving Turkish weapons and radars to the Maitika base.

The base established by Turkey will be responsible for the military operations in Libya, provided that it includes Turkish special forces, and another from the navy, in addition to an airstrip, and a direct contact room with the government of reconciliation, according to the Arab Net.

Other sources told the network: The National Accord Government is negotiating to buy military and drones from Turkey, adding that Turkish pilots arrived 48 hours ago to Tripoli, and that leaders of the National Accord government, in partnership with Brotherhood elements, smuggled money from Libya to Turkey.

The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salameh, revealed during his briefing to the Security Council that the government headed by Fayez al-Sarraj received support from foreign parties, in reference to Turkey.

Foreign fighters supporting the National Accord government have come to Tripoli in the thousands, and have deployed to locations near the Libyan forces.

This briefing was preceded by French accusations against Turkey of sending an arms ship to Tripoli, which was confirmed by the spokesman for the Libyan National Army, Major General Ahmed Al-Mesmari, in a video monitoring the cargo of the Turkish ship.

Turkish leaders oversee the transfer of heavy weapons to Tripoli, the construction of an operations room and camps, as well as the transfer of African fighters from Kenya and Somalia, a plan to build watchtowers in Tripoli, and the handing over of the Al-Wefaq government an advanced air defense system.

This comes on the heels of a secret visit by Turkish intelligence chief Vidal Hakan to Tripoli earlier, to see the field situation.

Turkey did not abide by the agreement that took place at the Berlin conference on January 13, according to which the results of the meeting were due to stop Turkey from sending any support to National Accord Government or sending Turkish soldiers to Tripoli.

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