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Anti-Turkey alliance grows as Ankara sends troops to Libya

Turkey has already made enemies through its maritime exploits in the Mediterranean, and now Egypt is seeking to build international pressure against Ankara's military moves in Libya.

CAIRO — The Libyan crisis and developments in the eastern Mediterranean brought together the foreign affairs ministers of Egypt, France, Greece, Cyprus and Italy in Cairo, as Egypt seeks international mobilization against a Turkish military intervention in Libya.

In Libya's nine-year civil war, Turkey has supported the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, against the Libyan National Army, led by eastern military commander Khalifa Hifter. The support is related to another deal in which the GNA agreed to delineate boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea. That deal is designed to help Turkey explore for natural gas and oil, to the chagrin of its coastal neighbors.

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