Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said that his country is ready to send troops to Libya if the Government of National Accord (GNA) so requests.

"If Libya asks for military assistance, Turkey will make a decision independently," Erdogan told TRT channel on Monday.

 "We will not ask anyone for permission in this regard," he underlined.

Erdogan clarified that he will talk with Russian President, Vladimir Putin before their planned meeting in Istanbul on January 8, to discuss with him the situation in Libya, expressing hope that Putin will reconsider his position on Haftar.

"Libya might turn to another Syria if Russian support to Haftar continues," Erdogan warned.