Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah in Istanbul on Saturday for talks.
Erdogan and Dbeibah had a closed-door meeting at the Vahdettin mansion, according to Turkey's Communications Directorate.
No further information was given about the meeting, the Turkish press reports, without ruling anything out.
What is certain, however, is that the two sides discussed some reaction plan to CHEVRON's mining plans and the actions of the Greeks, Israelis and Egyptians that are consistent with the Turkish plans.
The US wants Wagner out of Libya
Official sources said that the US has taken action to remove members belonging to the Russian mercenary company Wagner Group, from Sudan and Libya. The US-based Associated Press (AP) news agency reported that the Joe Biden administration, through Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is pressuring Sudan and Haftar's militias in southern Libya to cut ties with Wagner.
Throughout it is stated that this is the main subject of almost every meeting of an American diplomat in the region. An Egyptian official, who did not reveal his identity, said on the matter: "The United States is obsessed with Wagner." According to journalistic sources, Wagner works with the commander of the National Army in Libya, Khalifa Haftar.
An official in Haftar's army, who did not give his name, claimed that CIA Director William Burns also met with Haftar demanding the same issue when he traveled to the country last month to meet with the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (UBH), Abdulhamid Debaye.
A ceasefire was signed on October 24, 2020, under the auspices of the United Nations (UN), between Haftar's forces, with the support of the UAE, France and Egypt, and then Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (UMH), Fayez Sarraj. Accordingly, all foreign mercenaries in the country were to be deported within three months.
But Haftar reportedly gave no such order. During the civil war, Turkey supported Sarraj by signing a security and military cooperation agreement with the GNA in 2019, and Wagner's fighters sided with Haftar.
The AP claimed that after the ceasefire, Wagner's fighters continued to train Haftar's militias in the east of the country and began operations in the oil fields. Libyan sources said the United States had asked for Wagner's troops to be removed from the oil refineries.
Libyan Marshal Khalifa Haftar made no promises in response to the United States' demands, but asked for guarantees that Turkey and the Libyan militias in Tripoli would not attack his own fighters. It is not known exactly how many Wagner soldiers are currently in Libya.
According to the US Africa Command (AFRICOM), about 2,000 Wagner fighters were deployed to the country from July to September 2020 during the pre-ceasefire period. As it is understood, Turks and Americans are going to get their hands on Libya's oil wells, which are guarded by Russian mercenaries supported by the Russian Navy base in Tartous, Syria.
This is a huge plan to drive Wagner out of Benghazi from the USA to control the oil wells as was done in Syria and also in Iraq, lest we forget.