Haftar seeks support in Greece

Hurriyet Daily News | Jan 17, 2020 at 12:27 PM
  • The commander of forces fighting the U.N.-supported government in war-torn Libya has begun meetings in Athens.
  • Turkey, which has promised to send troops to back Libya’s government against Haftar’s offensive, is at odds with Greece over oil-and-gas drilling rights in the East Mediterranean.
  • Turkey backs Fayez al-Sarraj’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) while Haftar – whose forces control much of Libya’s east and south – has received support from Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Russian mercenaries.