Al-Shater: Fayez al-Sarraj Must Quickly Accept Erdogan’s Offer of Deploying Troops in Libya – Al Marsad

Abdurrahman al-Shater, a member of the advisory High Council of the State (HCS) tweeted in his official page that the President of the Presidential Council of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, must quickly decide to take one of two choices  in view of the statement made by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Erdogan in a live televised interview on Monday regarding his willingness to deploy Turkish forces in Libya if the Government of National Accord (GNA) asked them to do so.

[Libya, 10 December 2019] – The HCS member wrote on Twitter that “the President of Turkey announced his country’s readiness to support legitimacy in Libya by deploying its troops to protect our citizens. Al-Sarraj has to take one of two choices; either to hastily welcome the kind Turkish invitation, or to go on with his weak policy of further procrastination. The first saves the homeland and lives, while the second will definitely wastes them in an unprecedented catastrophe in the history of mankind.”

Other Libyans do not share al-Shater’s view that the Turkish forces will save “the homeland and lives”. This morning, in an unprecedented move The Sons of Libya Group (SLG) and the National Movement for Libya (NML) issued a joint statement condemning Erdogan intentions and called for nationwide protests in Libya against Turkey this Friday.

Their statement said: “Taking to the streets on Friday, in massive protests and demonstrations, in all the liberated cities of legitimacy, against this blatant prelude to the invasion of Libya, is the least that can be done in defense of our homeland and our people, in mobilization of all our capabilities, and in elevation of our degree of readiness to repel the invasion and destroy the Sultan’s conspiracies and measures as the Libyan National Army destroyed his killer drones, his armored vehicles, and all his previous military interventions.”


© Al Marsad English (2019)


Sons of Libya Group and National Movement for Libya Call for Massive Protests Against Erdogan’s Prelude to Invasion