Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will send troops to Libya as proxy war fears mount

Source:Yahoo News Date:28Dec2019

Turkey could send troops to support Libya’s embattled UN-backed government as early as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan declared on Thursday, in a move that will fuel fears that the country’s civil conflict is turning into a proxy war between regional powers.

Libya’s internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli, has been fending off a months-long offensive against the capital by General Khalifa Haftar, a renegade field marshal whose forces have received support from Russia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.