Military history of Libya
Eastern Libya is the region in which Khalifa Haftar has complete control so it is reasonable that in Tobruk anti-Turkish sentiment is expressed in this way
Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has warned that the forces of Khalifa Haftar and their supporters based in eastern Libya would be viewed as "legitimate targets" if they attempted to attack Turkish forces in the region.
Speaking during a visit to Turkish troops in Tripoli on Dec. 26, Akar said Haftar had recently started making calls targeting Turkish forces in Libya.
Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Dec. 26 embarked on a visit to Libya.
Accompanied by Turkey's Chief of General Staff Gen. Yaşar Güler and other military commanders,
Akar met Libya's Chairman of the High Council of State Khalid al-Mishri, Defense Minister Salahuddin al-Namroush and Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha.