Hundreds of residents of the Libyan city, Benghazi, protested against the “blatant interference” by Turkey in the Libyan affairs.
Pictures of protesters carrying pro-Libyan National Army (LNA) banners, and calling for the unity of their country spread in several media outlets.
Protesters demanded Turkey to stop supporting the forces affiliated with the Government National Accord (GNA) with weapons, arguing it “helps militias strengthen their control on Tripoli.”
A number of Libyan lawmakers, currently meeting in Egypt as part of the Cairo-sponsored discussions between Libyan factions, have called for Egypt to combat the Turkish intervention in Tripoli.
During a Cairo-hosted conference for Libyan powers last month, former Libyan Interior Minister Saleh Ragab accused Turkey and Qatar of smuggling weapons to terrorist groups and militia in Libya to keep fighting against the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Tripoli.
The evolution of the Turkish logistic support of militias in Libya has been discussed in a press statement by the Libyan National Army, referring to the “[Turkish] use of military aircrafts to transport mercenaries, as well as ships carrying weapons, armored vehicles and ammunition to support terrorism in Libya.”