FM Shoukry affirms necessity of adopting unified Arab policy towards Turkish ‘destructive practices’



Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 12:23 GMT


Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 12:23 GMT

CAIRO – 9 September 2020:  Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, affirmed Wednesday the necessity of adopting a firm unified Arab policy towards the destructive Turkish practices in the region.

In his speech at a meeting of an Arab League ministerial committee on the Turkish interference in Arab countries' affairs, he underscored the necessity of coordination by the Arab countries in this regard.

According to Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez, Shoukry confirmed that the Turkish practices and interference in the affairs of many Arab countries constitute renewed threats against the Arab national security.

The meeting was held within the framework of the 154th ordinary session of the Arab League Council.

The Egyptian foreign minister reviewed at the meeting, that is held under the chairmanship of Egypt, the destructive practices of the Turkish regime in some Arab countries, the spokesman noted.

Shoukry highlighted the Turkish practices of carrying thousands of terrorists and mercenaries from Syria to Libya, added the spokesman

Proceedings of the 154th session of the Arab League Council at the level of foreign ministers started on Wednesday via videoconference in the presence of Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit.

Mesmary stated early in July that Turkey has transported into Libya 25,000 mercenaries. Those include 17,000 Syrian militants, 2,500 Tunisians who fought in the ranks of the Islamic State (IS) in Idlib and Aleppo, and other nationalities including the Sudanese.

Turkey has also sent 2,500 – 3,000 officers and military experts to co-command the operations rooms of the Government of National Accord (GNA) militias and to pilot drones from mainly Tripoli's Mitiga Airbase. The LNA downed around 70 Turkish drones as they were targeting its concentrations.

The LNA announced downing on July 23 a Turkish reconnaissance plane west of the Libyan city of Sirte, which is currently controlled by LNA forces.







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