The Turkish Ministry of Defense has stated that it has trained 8,500 members of the Libyan armed forces so far in Turkey and Libya, while 1,500 members are still receiving training, noting that Turkey's goal is to preserve the unity and territorial integrity of Libya.

The Turkish explosive experts defused 5,300 unexploded mines, the Ministry added, indicating that Ankara continues to provide support to the Libyans in their just cause, to achieve stability in the country, draft a constitution for it and hold free elections.