Turkey conducts military drill in the Mediterranean
Today, the Turkish military conducted a drill in the Mediterranean area with the participation of Air and Naval Forces while radars showed the planes off the coast of Libya
The Mediterranean Sea was the scene of a large Turkish military exercise today with the participation of Air and Naval Forces.
Three KC-135 refueling aircrafts, at least three F16s, one C-130 cargo plane and one E7-T AWACS plane conducted flights over the Mediterranean while Naval Forces were involved as well, according to the Turkish Ministry of Defence.
Radar footage of the exercise provides evidence showing that the planes conducted the flights off the coast of Libya in a show of power and strength. The planes of the Turkish Air Force were seen on the radar, flying near the coast of Tripoli and Misrata.
The Defence Ministry then announced that the flights were part of military drill in the Mediterranean.
| The Turkish Defence Ministry [@tcsavunma] shared footage showing refueling aircrafts and F16 fighter jets taking off for training activities over the Mediterranean today— EHA News (@eha_news) April 17, 2020
Radar footage suggested that the planes conducted flights off the coast of #Libya during the exercise pic.twitter.com/Yyr5WfLcRD
Turkey supports the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya. In a recent military offensive supported by Turkish drones, GNA troops were able to capture several important locations west of capital Tripoli.
Previously, Turkish President Erdogan had said that the GNA could be supported in different ways as part of military agreements between the two parties.
Many thanks to @Acemal71 on Twitter for contribution to this article with technical information