In coordination with Qatar, Turkey has decided to transfer Syrian fighters stationed in Azerbaijan and Libya to Afghanistan.

Since announcing its intention to intervene militarily in Libya in December 2019, Turkey has sent tens of thousands of Syrian mercenaries to western Libya. It did so as part of a security deal with the departing National Accord Government .

The Turkish government also dispatched Syrian militants to the Nagorno-Karabakh territory, a disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan, to fight with Azerbaijani forces in the conflict.

Turkey is caught in a bind as a result of international and regional requests for the mercenaries to be removed from Libya. As a result, it moved quickly to coordinate measures with its partner Qatar to remove the mercenaries from Libya.



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