United Nations investigators have revealed a short-lived secret mission in Libya that aimed to prevent shipments of Turkish-supplied weapons from reaching the government in Tripoli by sea. According to the U.N., the plan was to create a marine strike force using speedboats and attack helicopters that would board and search merchant ships.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the alliance is ready to support Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al-Sarraj against the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Khalifa Haftar. He also said that NATO is supporting the UN’s efforts for a peaceful solution to the conflicts both in Libya and Syria.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has accused the United Arab Emirates of trying to openly attack Turkey. "If you are asking who is destabilizing this region, who is bringing chaos, then we would say Abu Dhabi without any hesitation. They're trying to openly attack us from time to time, but we warned them to not cross the line," he said in response to criticism of Turkey's role in the Libyan conflict.