Turkish media reasoned: Putin needs gas in Libya, and Erdogan needs freedom of the Libyan people


Libya’s struggle for its right to democracy continues, argues the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah. At the same time, Turkey acts as an ally of Tripoli in achieving this goal, while other parties to the conflict have their eyes on the oil and gas wealth of this country.


For the past 13 months, the bombing of Libyan cities controlled by the Government of National Accord by the Libyan National Army has not stopped. Field Marshal eager for power to become a dictator. He launched an attack on Tripoli in April 2019, trying to deprive people of their dreams of freedom and democracy. After the first rockets flew in the direction of Tripoli, it took time for the truth to become known to the general world.

The UN and Turkey support the Libyan National Accord Government and the militia alliance opposed by the LNA, sponsored by a deadly coalition. It includes the UAE, Saudi Arabia, France, Egypt, Russia, Italy and Jordan.

Each country supporting a Libyan-American citizen Haftar has its own reasons for this. One thing unites them - the desire to seize the wealth of Libya. For example, Russian leader Vladimir Putin needs control of this country's gas reserves, while France wants to protect lucrative contracts for Total Corporation. At the same time, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is on the side of the PNS, is fighting for the freedom of the Libyan people, and not for the sake of any profit, they are confident in the publication.

Initially, the PNS hoped that they would be able to independently deter Russian mercenaries of Wagner, militants from Sudan and supporters of Muammar Gaddafi who want to destroy the achievements of the 2011 Libyan revolution. However, the hopes of the PNS did not materialize and Haftar reached Tripoli. Before the fall of the PNS, there were only a few days left, the population and the army were demoralized by the bombing of hospitals, schools and residential areas. But Turkey intervened, sending its troops to Libya.

The situation at the front has radically changed. The PNS and its allies began to liberate the cities occupied by the LNA.

But the future of Libya remains uncertain. Libyans hope that Turkey will triumph over Haftar and the state will not be ruled by dictatorship, and the international vultures will retreat, leaving her alone. After democracy will come in the Arab country, and Turkey will actively help in its restoration.

From the editorial board: We cannot but note the duplicity of the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah. A week ago, "Reporter" опубликовал translation of an article in this publication that Turks begin oil exploration off the coast of Libya. Work on the search for hydrocarbons may begin within the next 3-4 months. However, in a new article, the Turks decided to keep quiet about it ...
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 6 June 2020 14: 14
    +1
    The tale that the Turks are interested in the freedom of some peoples, rather than personal gain, sounds more than ridiculous ...
    1. Tatyana Offline Tatyana
      Tatyana 7 June 2020 02: 26
      +2
      Quote: Sapsan136
      The tale that the Turks are interested in the freedom of some peoples, rather than personal gain, sounds more than ridiculous ...

      This is so accurate!
      1. Bitter Offline Bitter
        Bitter (Gleb) 7 June 2020 20: 46
        +1
        This is so accurate!

        Well, not really personal profit. Rather, the welfare of the Turkish people, as well as increased influence of the region. This will allow the same Turks to actively engage in trade, mining, stuffing the pockets of their capitalists and have a greater influence on political processes not only in the region, but also in Europe.

        ... the freedom of some peoples ...

        Freedom, the concept of ephemeral.
        I think that the freedom of some peoples is not of interest to outside politicians from outside as often.
        Otherwise, all Bahrain and the rest would have long been democratized.

        ... and not personal gain ...

        In Russian inclinations it is possible, probably, not only personally, but even personally and by name to name those "heroes of labor" who go there to "cut cabbage" (invest and develop other people's infrastructures). Moreover, regardless of which people will become more free: the one who supports the PNS or the one who fights for the LNA.

        ... more than ridiculous ...

        That's right to the point.