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Turkish Defence Minister and Military Chief Visit War-Torn Libya

Turkish Defence Minister and Military Chief Visit War-Torn Libya

ANKARA - Libya's United Nations-recognised government based in Tripoli has said Turkey's defence minister and military chief have visited the war-torn Libyan capital.
It is the second visit in weeks by a minister from Turkey, the main international backer of the Government of National Accord (GNA).
Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and Chief of General Staff Yasar Guler discussed "military and security cooperation" with the head of the GNA, Fayez al-Sarraj, and military officials, the GNA said.
According to the Turkish state media, Akar reiterated in the meeting Turkey's support for Libyan people to ensure they live "comfortably, happier and more confidently".
"I want you to know that we are with you today and tomorrow, and will do whatever it requires for our Libyan brothers under the instructions of our president," Akar said.
Akar and Guler also went to the Defence Security Cooperation and Training Assistance Advisory Command, which was created within the scope of a military cooperation agreement signed last year between Turkey and Libya. The two met Turkish and Libyan soldiers.
"Turkish support [for the GNA] continues in the areas of military and security cooperation," said Salah Namrush, GNA's deputy defence minister, in a statement. (Aljazeera)