Turkish military units entered Libya. This was officially stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on January 5, 2020 in an interview with CNN Turk.
According to the Turkish leader, the country's armed forces are being introduced into Libyan territory to "coordinate and stability" and support the "legitimate government", which, according to the Turks, is the PNS Faiz Saraj.
The duty of our soldiers there is coordination. There they will deploy an operations center
- said Erdogan.
Earlier, on January 3, Erdogan finally approved the bill on sending the military to Libya. It was reported that units of the Turkish army will enter the country over the next two days.
The request for military assistance from Turkey by the Government of National Accord officially became known at the end of December last year, although unofficially it was requested earlier. It was also known about the supply of Turkish military equipment to units fighting on the side of the PNS.
Recall that in Libya since 2011, dual power has reigned. In the west of the country and its capital, Tripoli is run by the PNS, officially recognized by many countries. The leader of this government is Faiz Saraj.
The east of Libya is led by a temporary cabinet led by Abdullah Abdurrahman al-Thani and a parliament elected by the people. These forces are also supported by the Libyan National Army, commanded by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.