Turkey / Libya crisis?

There was an article a couple of weeks back in 'The Times' about Erdogan getting involved in Somalia. Apparently he is trying to recreate a new Ottoman empire in spite of Attaturks post Ottoman policy at the founding of Modern policy.

Good luck to him. He can take all the refugees. Nothing to do with us. Does Uncle Sam still send military aid to Turkey. If they do, it looks like a big saving for The Donald to bring back to the USA.
 
There was an article a couple of weeks back in 'The Times' about Erdogan getting involved in Somalia. Apparently he is trying to recreate a new Ottoman empire in spite of Attaturks post Ottoman policy at the founding of Modern policy.

Good luck to him. He can take all the refugees. Nothing to do with us.
You may wish to reconsider that
 
Report on levels of Turkish involvement in Libya with, if accurate, one very worrying development.

'SOHR activists have documented a spike in the number of Syrian mercenaries who joined the military operations in Libya and killed there, to 117. The fatalities are of the factions “al-Mu’tasim Division, Sultan Murad, Suqur Al-Shamal Brigade, Al-Hamzat and Suleiman Shah”.

'According to very reliable SOHR sources, the fatalities were killed in clashes in Salah Al-Din in the south of Tripoli, frontline in Al-Ramlah near Tripoli Airport, and Al-Hadabah Project area. The casualties are taken to three medical points (Al-Mashtal Sanitarium, Qaddour Sanitarium, Ghout Al-Sha’al Sanitarium). It is noteworthy that nearly 150 fighters of those who arrived earlier in Libya, crossed to Europe.

'The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has recently refrained from publishing any Libya-related Syrian mercenaries information due to the intense and brutal Russian-led regime assaults on Idlib and Aleppo and the ensuing killing and destruction that plagued the region. Over the recent period, SOHR sources reported that the number of recruits who arrived in Tripoli up to date, rose to nearly 4,750, while nearly 1,900 others arrived in Turkey to undergo training courses.

'Despite the number of mercenaries who volunteered to go to Libya has exceeded 6,000, the number that Turkey requested, recruitment is still spreading in Afrin, areas under control of “Euphrates Shield” factions and NE Syria region. The volunteers are fighters of the factions “al-Mu’tasim Division, Sultan Murad, Suqur Al-Shamal Brigade, Al-Hamzat, Al-Sham Corps, Suliman Shah and Samarkand Brigade”.'


 

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Why on Earth would Turkey want to get involved in Somalia? What possible advantage does it offer them? How does that sit with the African Union who have peacekeepers on the ground and neighbouring states like Kenya?

I also do not get why Ankara is so keen on getting both hands stuck in the Libyan mangle? Why the rivalry with Egypt? I thought they used to be close allies?
 
Why on Earth would Turkey want to get involved in Somalia? What possible advantage does it offer them? How does that sit with the African Union who have peacekeepers on the ground and neighbouring states like Kenya?

I also do not get why Ankara is so keen on getting both hands stuck in the Libyan mangle? Why the rivalry with Egypt? I thought they used to be close allies?
... in the days before Sultan Recip the Magnificent came to power to re-establish the Ottoman Empire.
 

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