Tear down the military plans of Turkey. Egyptian F-16 over Libya


Egyptian Air Force has begun patrolling airspace over Libya in order to prevent Turkish military intervention. Ankara is deploying military units in Libya, for which it uses civilian Aviation.


Journalist and analyst Babak Tagwei, who studies conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, reports that Egyptian F-16 fighter jets appeared over Libya, accompanied by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) Airbus A330 MRTT transport and refueling aircraft.

Both countries support Marshal of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftara and the government in Tobruk, which, incidentally, enjoys the support of the Russian Federation, points out the Polish resource Defense 24. UAE makes large deliveries weapons LNA The supplies include various types of armored vehicles and Chinese drones Wing Loong. The latter support LNA from the air (along with Mi-35 helicopters and MiG-21 fighters).

Currently, the LNA is advancing on the part of the Government of National Accord (GNA). This government is recognized by the international community and supported by Turkey. Meanwhile, the GNA, headquartered in Tripoli, is accused of collaborating with Islamic organizations. In addition, GNA forces regularly receive weapons from Turkey, including Bayraktar TB2 drones and MRAP vehicles.

In November 2019, the Government of National Accord entered into an agreement with Turkey on the maritime border. This agreement received a sharp rebuke from Greece, Egypt and Cyprus. Commentators noted that the agreement violates the interests of these countries and contradicts generally accepted international principles. The agreement, among other things, “permits” Turkey to produce Cypriot gas.

Turkey itself announced that it would send troops to Libya to protect the government in Tripoli (this was done before the onset of H. Haftar). Other states in the region, including Egypt, strongly opposed such a decision. According to unofficial information, Greece, Egypt and Tunisia denied Turkey access to airspace for the Turkish army to carry out operations in support of Tripoli.

Defense 24 believes that it is for this reason that Ankara decided to send “militants from Syria” there, who were first flown to Turkey and then sent to Libya on civilian passenger planes that landed at airports located in areas controlled by the Government of National Accord .

Such tactics, it should be noted, seriously limits the possibilities of reaction of other states. Therefore, it is possible that the countries surrounding Libya will gradually increase their participation in the confrontation. Conclusion: further escalation of the conflict in the region is possible.
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  1. Sarmat Sanych 30 December 2019 07: 16 New
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    But it becomes interesting. And the most remarkable thing is that we sell weapons to Egypt and Turkey and Algeria, it seems that new multi-billion dollar contracts for the S-400 and Su-35 are plannedgood.
    1. Siberia 75 30 December 2019 07: 23 New
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      Tear down the military plans of Turkey.

      It’s time for the Turks to slightly click on their nose, otherwise the shores begin to lose.
      1. Mytholog 30 December 2019 07: 43 New
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        Quote: Siberia 75
        It’s time for the Turks to slightly click on their nose, otherwise the shores begin to lose.

        In no case. Turkey wants to get its "Western Front" with countries from the orbit of the States? Let be. All the worse for NATO and the less opportunities for confrontation with the Syrian Arab Army.
        1. Siberia 75 30 December 2019 07: 50 New
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          Quote: Mytholog
          In no case. Turkey wants to get its "Western Front"

          Under one condition. When, as a result of Turkey’s confrontation with everyone, it will crack, Constantinople with Hagia Sophia “will return to its native harbor”
          1. Mytholog 30 December 2019 07: 53 New
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            Quote: Siberia 75
            Quote: Mytholog
            In no case. Turkey wants to get its "Western Front"

            Under one condition. When, as a result of Turkey’s confrontation with everyone, it will crack, Constantinople with Hagia Sophia “will return to its native harbor”

            No, the dream is beautiful, of course. Not too early to think about it? )
            1. Siberia 75 30 December 2019 08: 06 New
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              Quote: Mytholog
              Not too early to think about it? )

              It's not early to think))
              Changes in the world are accelerating and taking on little predictable forms. You have to be like pioneers - "Always ready" bully
              1. bouncyhunter 30 December 2019 08: 30 New
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                Quote: Siberia 75
                shores began to lose

                Well, after all, Erdogan dreams of the Ottoman Empire. yes
                Quote: Siberia 75
                You have to be like pioneers - "Always ready"

                And fully armed. soldier
            2. Arberes 30 December 2019 11: 00 New
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              Quote: Mytholog
              Not too early to think about it?


              And who would have thought about the Crimean peninsula about five years ago? And how everything quickly gained momentum and spun and spun! hi
              Quote: Siberia 75
              Changes in the world are accelerating and taking on little predictable forms. You gotta be like pioneers - "Always ready"

              I fully support yours - our pioneer enthusiasm. You can’t yawn in the shared kitchen. drinks
          2. maden.usmanow 30 December 2019 09: 30 New
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            This requires a strong fleet.
          3. Vol4ara 30 December 2019 11: 19 New
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            Quote: Siberia 75
            Quote: Mytholog
            In no case. Turkey wants to get its "Western Front"

            Under one condition. When, as a result of Turkey’s confrontation with everyone, it will crack, Constantinople with Hagia Sophia “will return to its native harbor”

            Which native? Byzantium chtoli?
            1. alexmach 30 December 2019 13: 07 New
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              Byzantium chtoli?

              Do you think the Greeks will be against it?
              In general, stupidity is utter of course.
          4. rich 30 December 2019 12: 23 New
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            Quote: Siberia 75
            Quote: Mytholog
            In no case. Turkey wants to get its "Western Front"

            Under one condition. When, as a result of Turkey’s confrontation with everyone, it will crack, Constantinople with Hagia Sophia “will return to its native harbor”

            Let me ask you a curiosity, but what do you mean by “Native Harbor” of Constantinople with Hagia Sophia? Byzantium, Italy, Greece, or whom else?
            1. Siberia 75 30 December 2019 13: 01 New
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              “Moscow is the third Rome” - they heard such a formula.
              Byzantium or the "Empire of the Romans" - second Rome
              We are the rightful heirs. We don’t need a stranger yes
              1. malyvalv 30 December 2019 18: 56 New
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                Few people now remember that the concept of "Third Rome" is only about spiritual inheritance. At the time this concept appeared, Russia was the only mainly Orthodox country without external governance.
                1. rich 31 December 2019 02: 09 New
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                  Why the only one? But Serbia, Bulgaria, Ossetia
          5. alexmach 30 December 2019 13: 05 New
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            Constantinople with Hagia Sophia

            The ideological meme is at least 100 years old.
            1. Siberia 75 30 December 2019 13: 10 New
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              I know ideas that are many centuries old and are still relevant in the world. If you are an educated person, then you can easily remember a dozen of these yourself)))
              1. alexmach 30 December 2019 13: 15 New
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                then do yourself easily remember a dozen of these

                So I already thought, what kind of ideas are these?
                - Rather, the camel will go through the eye of the needle, than the rich will go to heaven? - In my opinion it is not relevant, while nowhere else in the world is it relevant, even in Russia.
                - Freedom equality Brotherhood? Is this relevant in our age of postmodernism and the new division into castes? will anyone follow this idea?
                - We will build our new world ... it has also become an ideological chimera.
                No idea die, arguing with that is stupid.
                1. rich 30 December 2019 14: 13 New
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                  alexmach (Alexander): The ideological meme is at least 100 years old.

                  Happy, Sasha drinks
                  Let me correct you a little. This meme is not idological, but theological.
                  After the fall of Constantinople in the Orthodox world, the question arose of a new center of the Orthodox faith - the “new Rome.” They proposed Belgrade, Veliky Tarnovo and the Ossetian city of Dedyakov.
                  The monk of the Pskov Eleazarov Monastery Filofei in 1523-1524 in his epistles to the Grand Duke of Moscow Vasily III urged him to join in this dispute and that Moscow should have taken this place.
                  "Moscow is the third" Earth of Rome. "The first two Romes perished, the third will not perish, and the fourth will not happen."

                  Later, the ideas of the monk Filofei sank into oblivion and were again in demand only in the middle of the XIX century. Then the concept of "Moscow - the Third Rome" began to use the Slavophiles. They substantiated with her the historical, "third", path of Russia, different from the West and the East.
                  1. alexmach 30 December 2019 14: 21 New
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                    Let me correct you a little. This meme is not idological, but theological.

                    Hello Dmitry, with the Coming.
                    This was not the case in those years, especially during the time of Basil III, the difference between ideological and religious attitude, and in those years it really had great ideological power. And in the 19th century, already much less religious, this idea still had potential, of course they could not realize it. But now it’s an absolute chimera.
                    1. rich 30 December 2019 14: 54 New
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                      Chimera, not a chimera. But under this slogan Siberia 75 (Alexey) can actually get a residence permit in Istanbul. Moreover, he has a letter notarized by a notary:
                      Siberia 75 (Alexey): We are the rightful heirs. We don’t need a stranger

                      And the medal "For the defense of Constantinople from the Turkish invaders" laughing
          6. aleksandrs95 30 December 2019 15: 31 New
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            Even if Turkey suddenly gives Constantinople. We can’t hold him strategically. After all, no one will leave this alone. But we have no allies in the region. The Greeks would be ready to take Istanbul. But for us they are renegades - corrupt. They have an interest in money. Above all, we are nobody for them. So we don’t have enough resources. In fact, it is required to change the attitude of neighbors to our presence. This is impossible in current realities.
        2. Mavrikiy 30 December 2019 10: 48 New
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          Quote: Mytholog
          Quote: Siberia 75
          It’s time for the Turks to slightly click on their nose, otherwise the shores begin to lose.

          In no case. Turkey wants to get its "Western Front" with countries from the orbit of the States? Let be. All the worse for NATO and the less opportunities for confrontation with the Syrian Arab Army.

          Have you been to school for a long time? Egypt to NATO? request Turkey in Libya is in a bloc with NATO countries, France, Italy and the United States. Turkey in a showdown with Greece (USA) is more promising. repeat
          1. Sky strike fighter 30 December 2019 11: 23 New
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            Quote: Mavrikiy
            Quote: Mytholog
            Quote: Siberia 75
            It’s time for the Turks to slightly click on their nose, otherwise the shores begin to lose.

            In no case. Turkey wants to get its "Western Front" with countries from the orbit of the States? Let be. All the worse for NATO and the less opportunities for confrontation with the Syrian Arab Army.

            Have you been to school for a long time? Egypt to NATO? request Turkey in Libya is in a bloc with NATO countries, France, Italy and the United States. Turkey in a showdown with Greece (USA) is more promising. repeat

            The United States decided to change the route for gas supplies to Europe, as new gas deposits were found near Cyprus and Israel. Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt should ensure gas supplies to Europe bypassing Turkey. This block is being roofed by the USA. Turkey is fighting to preserve the old project. (via Syria and through Turkey from Qatar and possibly from Iran). This is the essence of the conflict. Hence the confrontation between Israel and Turkey. For details, see link below.
            June 8, 2019. Media reports of growing tensions between Turkey and Israel over the situation around Cyprus: “From a political point of view, the biggest regional threat to Turkey’s actions in Cyprus is Israel. Cyprus remains the strongest energy link for Israel. For Erdogan’s plans to be successfully implemented, Cyprus "Egypt is still a significant regional power with Zhor natural gas deposits in its arsenal. Despite past differences, relations between Israel and Egypt have improved."

            June 14, 2019. An article appeared on RIA Novosti’s resource titled “Gas has been found in Cyprus. Half the world has already quarreled because of it”: “The situation around Cyprus is heating up: Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, the USA and EU countries are trying to snatch their piece of oil and gas pie in this region. Not Greece and Turkey are sitting idly by, but if all of the above states are on the side of Athens, then Ankara is forced to win the right to develop hydrocarbons alone.


            July 31, 2019. "US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis Fannon will visit Beirut, Amman and Athens from July 31 to August 9 to discuss energy security and regional energy cooperation, the Department of State said on Tuesday. He will attend a working group meeting in Athens. 3 + 1 with Greece, Israel and Cyprus. "

            August 1, 2019. "Egyptian Ambassador to Cyprus Mai Taha Khalil said that Egypt" will not hesitate to use military force against Turkish warships off the coast of Cyprus, if the need arises "

            https://naspravdi.info/novosti/ssha-greciya-izrail-turciya-varfolomey-tomos-gaz-i-vozmozhnaya-voyna-v-sredizemnomorskom
            1. Mavrikiy 30 December 2019 12: 59 New
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              Thanks for the clarification, but where are the contradictions. In Libya, we are with the Turks in the counter. And while on BV we are friends.
      2. Sarkazm 30 December 2019 12: 03 New
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        Unlikely. The Turks “click” on the Turkish Stream and we will be cut off from the Southern Gas Corridor. Then, one will have to crap one's pants on another “difficult decision” to increase transit through Ukraine.
        The Turks shot down our planes directly and indirectly twice, we answered no weaker, but from under the silence giving the Kurds Igla MANPADS, there was no demonstrative and demonstrative flogging, our strateg ...
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      SSR 30 December 2019 08: 02 New
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      Quote: Sarmat Sanych
      But it becomes interesting. And the great thing is that we sell weapons to both Egypt and Turkey and Algeria, it seems

      ..... I would write a little differently.
      It seems that a place is planned where the F-16s will shoot down the F-16s.
    3. donavi49 30 December 2019 09: 31 New
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      Well, the first batch has passed.


      The next batch on the road.


      The first Syrian tourists are already writing greetings from Tripoli:
      https://twitter.com/emad_badi/status/1211011818946269184
      https://twitter.com/SchoenbornTrent/status/1211026226464411649
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    6. Op po 30 December 2019 10: 25 New
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      For prostitutes money doesn’t smell
    7. Real Vugluskr 16 February 2020 12: 14 New
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      What are you so happy? The goal of the Turks, as well as China and India, through impudent blackmail and promises of momentary profit, to seize the results of research and development unattainable for them (in the next 10-20 years) and technologies from localization, to adaptation with breakthrough technologies from other sources and some own interesting solutions. Firtina and Altai Iom confirmation
      High-quality rearmament of their own armies to the possibility of claiming, and very aggressively, as Turkey now shows, regional hegemony. For the sake of this, it is worth pampering stupid giaurs with a couple of trillions of extra billions. He will tolerate his rural poverty, for the sake of "make turkish grays egeyn".
  2. bessmertniy 30 December 2019 07: 17 New
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    Erdogan wants to drag chestnuts out of the fire with the wrong hands - Syrian fighters will die for Turkish interests. The reaction of Egypt, Tunisia and the Emirates is logical, and as Turkish intervention in Libya intensifies, the Arabs will strengthen his rebuff.
    1. protoss 30 December 2019 09: 15 New
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      Tunisia actually supported Turkey, rather than Egypt, because began to help in the transfer of Syrian fighters to Libya.
  3. Livonetc 30 December 2019 07: 21 New
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    Information on the transfer of pro-Turkish militants from Syria to Libya is very interesting.
    It would be very nice if Turkey threw them there in full force.
    1. kjhg 30 December 2019 07: 47 New
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      This is in the interests of Russia. The main thing is that the situation does not get out of control. It is advisable to grind the skeleton of the opponents of Assad gathered in the province of Idlib with the wrong hands. Then it becomes clear the purpose of all these exports of the opposition in green buses from the surrounded areas of Syria to the province of Idlib. But how realistic was it then to calculate such a move? Perhaps the current Libyan situation is just luck, but you need to take full advantage of it. It is necessary to draw in as much as possible Turkey and Egypt, and other parties on which Russia has influence. Then, perhaps, Turkey will gradually pull the militants out of Syria to the maximum to fight the LNA. At least there is already information about sending 8 thousand fighters in the near future. The Egyptians and the UAE will pull up their proxy forces from Tunisia, Sudan and other countries. The main thing is that Russia does not have to send there even more forces from PMCs.
      1. protoss 30 December 2019 09: 17 New
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        from which tunisia? Tunisia on the other side of the barricades.
      2. voyaka uh 30 December 2019 11: 12 New
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        "It is in the interests of Russia" ///
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        Not sure. In Libya, the Russian PMCs are fighting on the side of the marshal. Moreover, it is very active, in the thick of it. They will soon be under fire from Turkish militias from Syria, Turkish ships, aircraft ...
        Losses in such a situation are inevitable. And how it will be resolved by the Kremlin and Istanbul is not clear ... recourse
        1. protoss 30 December 2019 11: 47 New
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          It seems to me that it will be the same as in Syria, we will agree that we do not touch each other, but we beat only Arabs.
    2. donavi49 30 December 2019 09: 28 New
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      Idlib has not yet been touched. Lettuce went from northern Aleppo and others, territories, which were prepared to thoroughly thin out the Kurds in a serious war, but the War did not come to the event.
  4. knn54 30 December 2019 07: 32 New
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    Neo-Ottomanism will not pass.
    1. Mytholog 30 December 2019 07: 38 New
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      Neo-Ottomanism will not pass.

      It depends on where it "will not pass")
      If Turkey mates with someone from the orbit of the States, then let yourself be led by neo-Ottomanism. The less trouble there will be in Syria.
      1. rich 30 December 2019 12: 42 New
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        From the Turkish-Egyptian confrontation, Crimea and Russian resorts will first of all win)))
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          Quote: Rich
          From the Turkish-Egyptian confrontation, Crimea and Russian resorts will first of all win)))

          The whole mess in Libya will be, the resorts in Egypt and Turkey will not suffer.
          Unless, if Turkey is also administratively "closed". But this is unlikely.
  5. rocket757 30 December 2019 07: 37 New
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    "Sultan" greatly ruined relations with the Egyptian military !!! And they rule not such a weak country.
    Anyway, there is some kind of conductor who stands behind the curtain!
    1. donavi49 30 December 2019 09: 26 New
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      The Sultan has long spoiled relations with Egypt. If anything he bet on the Muslim Brothers. And he almost officially considers Sisi a usurper-coup.
      1. rocket757 30 December 2019 09: 40 New
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        Quote: donavi49
        The Sultan has long spoiled relations with Egypt. If anything he bet on the Muslim Brothers. And he almost officially considers Sisi a usurper-coup.

        So that's the point. The Sultan, in general, has come to many with his beloved corn ... now also gas matters !!! Here the fun can come!
  6. Grits 30 December 2019 08: 02 New
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    Yes, and let them mate. I would have a look. Many will object to me here that war is again a sacrifice. Yes it is. But, the Libyans themselves chose war and sacrifice for themselves. Thinking that you can live even better than under Gaddafi. God punishes fools.
  7. Dmitry Zverev 30 December 2019 08: 24 New
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    A very difficult situation. It looks like the war will drag on for a long time.
  8. Semurg 30 December 2019 09: 20 New
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    Apparently, in Turkey and Egypt, rest for tourists presents, because war requires money, a lot of money.
    1. protoss 30 December 2019 09: 30 New
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      Well, why, Egypt, his exercises in Libya are paid for by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, from Turkey - Qatar.
      1. Semurg 30 December 2019 09: 38 New
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        Well, why, Egypt, his exercises in Libya are paid for by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, from Turkey - Qatar.

        in May 2020, we will find out the price of rest and compare it with May 2019 and understand how much sponsors pay for the war in Libya, if the holiday rises in price, it means not 100% coverage, if it does not go up, the sponsors cover all expenses.
        1. protoss 30 December 2019 09: 47 New
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          take advantage of early booking. but Turkey, in any case, will rise in price after the full house 2019.
          1. Semurg 30 December 2019 09: 50 New
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            take advantage of early booking. but Turkey, in any case, will rise in price after the full house 2019.

            I’m a German or something to book and plan for earlier, I’ll run as a Kazakh in the peak of the season at the most expensive price laughing
        2. Yeraz 30 December 2019 13: 23 New
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          Quote: Semurg
          in May 2020 we will find out the price of rest and compare with May 2019

          Well, it’s somehow strange linking. In Turkey, the history of Syria has risen in price. There are natural processes caused by various factors. And the rise in price is only incorrect to attach to one factor. Turkey spends about the same on the army. And all these processes in Libya, bases in Qatar is Qatar's turret.
  9. protoss 30 December 2019 09: 56 New
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    the news, in my opinion, is sucked from the finger. Egyptian and Oaesh air forces are secretly participating on the side of the Haftar, with all their actions attributed to the air force. why do something on your own behalf now?
    all the more, I can hardly imagine how the Egyptian air forces openly shot down Turkish cargo planes, this is already a concrete war between the two countries.
  10. Avior 30 December 2019 10: 09 New
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    Here's a hitch
    The Government of National Accord (Unity) is the interim government of Libya, formed in accordance with the Libyan Political Treaty, signed on December 17, 2015 [1]. Formed with the support of the UN Security Council, together with the Presidential Council, which serves as head of state. The Government of National Unity is the internationally recognized, legitimate government of Libya [2]

    Which creates additional difficulties.
    Formally, it turns out that Turkey is helping the legitimate, universally recognized government of Libya.
    1. Yeraz 30 December 2019 13: 24 New
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      Quote: Avior
      Formally, it turns out that Turkey is helping the legitimate, universally recognized government of Libya.

      exactly.
  11. Guru 5 January 2020 09: 27 New
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    Ankara decided to send “militants from Syria” there, which were first transferred to Turkey and then sent to Libya
    I already like it. Let them send - the more the better.
  12. Simfy 13 February 2020 12: 16 New
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    Quote: Siberia 75
    Tear down the military plans of Turkey.

    It’s time for the Turks to slightly click on their nose, otherwise the shores begin to lose.

    Turks can click, block the Bosphorus and close the supply of our group more painfully, what to do in this case?