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24 January,


Turkey, Libya accord helps Libyan army professionalize

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Turkish Armed Forces continues to provide military training, humanitarian aid and consultancy for the Libyan army as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Turkey and Libya marked its first anniversary Nov. 27, Yeni Safak reports.

Turkish Armed Forces personnel, who are in Libya by an official invitation of the UN-recognized Government of National Accord, continue to provide support to hundreds of Libyan military students in various capacities.

The inadequacy of state institutions, especially the lack of a modern and professional army, that emerged after the collapse of the Muammar Gaddafi’s government during the Arab Spring, are shown as the main reason behind many of Libya's recent troubles.

The MoU involves technical information, support, development, maintenance, repair, planning and material support and training and consultancy services regarding the use of weapons system and equipment.

It involves joint military exercises, security and defense industry, counter terrorism and illegal migration, security of land, sea and air borders, narco-terrorism and anti-smuggling, operations on improvised exclusives and natural disasters, conducting joint operations, organizational structure of the defense and security forces.

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