Libya makes formal request for Turkish military support: Official

Members of the forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) gather in the coastal city of Sirte. (File photo: AFP)

Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) has formally requested from Turkey “air, ground, and sea” military support to fend off an offensive of the Libyan National Army (LNA) 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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53