TAP media reports that Turkey and Libya recently signed an agreement on security and military cooperation. The agreement was signed by Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah in Istanbul.
The agreement covers a wide range of areas, including:
- Military training and education
- Defense industry cooperation
- Joint military exercises
- Intelligence sharing
- Maritime security
The agreement also provides for the deployment of Turkish troops to Libya at the request of the Libyan government.
The agreement has been welcomed by both Turkey and Libya, as it is seen as a way to strengthen their bilateral relations and to promote security and stability in the region. However, the agreement has also been criticized by some regional actors, such as Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, who view Turkey’s growing influence in Libya with concern.
The agreement points to a significant development in the relationship between Turkey and Libya, which is likely to have to have a major impact on the security and political landscape of the region.
Some of the expected impact of the agreement includes:
- The agreement would help to strengthen the Libyan government and its ability to combat terrorism and other security threats.
- The agreement would also lead to increased Turkish military presence in Libya, which could have a deterrent effect on regional rivals such as Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
- The agreement would also have a positive impact on the Turkish defense industry, as it could lead to increased sales of Turkish military equipment to Libya.