Turkish Mafia Boss Says Sarraj Threatened to Resign After Pressure from Erdogan on Tenders – Al Marsad

Sedat Peker, leading Turkish mobster, revealed details of Turkish interference in Libyan affairs, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s efforts to monopolise contracts in Libya.

(LIBYA, 2 June 2021) – In a recent video broadcast, Turkish whistle blower and mobster Sedat Peker, said that the presence of the Turkey in Libya was very important, and that Turks should be there for the stated reasons related to the Blue Homeland, or Mavi Vatan.

He revealed that a minister of the then Government of National Accord (GNA), whose name Peker decided to keep anonymous, recount to him what happened during the meeting between Fayed al-Sarraj and Erdogan. He said that Erdogan wanted Sarraj to award tenders to a number of Turkish companies he was affiliated. At first, said Peker, Sarraj gave his approval but then with approval, but then decided to threaten to resign from his position as Prime Minister of the GNA.

Fayez al-Sarraj and Recep Tayyib Erdogan

Peker indicated that Sarraj’s resignation threat came after he was caught between Erdogan’s request and similar requests made by leaders of armed groups and businessmen supporting him. He said the failure of Sarraj’s local supporters to obtain tenders led to pressure for him to resign. Peker said he was merely relaying what the anonymous GNA minister had revealed to him.

The mobster Sedat Peker also said that five or ten families won the key tenders in Libya after the Turkish government sent Syrian mercenaries there in 2019 and 2020.

Political analysts argued that in October 2020, Erdogan was clearly angry with Sarraj’s threat to step down, because the latter did not complete everything that was asked of him by the Turks in exchange for their intervention to repel the Libyan National Army (LNA)’s attack on Tripoli.