December 26, 2019 / 7:40 PM / a month ago

Libya makes formal request for Turkish military support - official

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya’s internationally recognised government has formally requested from Turkey “air, ground and sea” military support to fend off an offensive of eastern forces to take the capital Tripoli, a Tripoli official said on Thursday.

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said earlier his country will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month.

Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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