Three weeks ago, a ship loaded with weapons was seized at the Libyan port of Khoms. It was coming from Istanbul. The story became evidence of the malicious Turkish role in this devastated country, in connection with Libyan terrorists and their presence in the entire Maghreb.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu tried to cover up the incident, but Turkey has been caught red-handed in this crime.
The preliminary results of a probe into what happened revealed that the huge arms and ammunition shipment seized at Khoms was imported by private companies that specialized in “importing food.” The Libyan Customs Service announced that the officer investigating the Turkish weapons shipment, had survived an assassination attempt.
Brigadier General Ahmad al-Mismari, the spokesman of the Libyan Armed Forces, accused agents of Turkey inside Libya, of executing the assassination.
Turkish audacity, Western silence
Does Erdogan’s Turkey, which is on the cusp of an economic slump, has internal security issues and faces strategic challenges in Syria, really have the luxury to dream of a huge, new Ottoman-style state?Mashari Althaydi