Turkish parliament to vote on sending troops to Libya

Thursday 02nd January 2020 - 15:18

Turkish parliament to vote on sending troops to Libya

INA – SOURCES

Turkey’s parliament is to vote on Thursday on whether to send troops to Libya to back the UN-supported government in Tripoli in its fight against forces loyal to a rival administration in eastern Libya seeking to capture the capital.

Lawmakers are expected to approve the motion at the emergency session called for later in the day, and grant a one-year mandate for the deployment, despite concerns that Turkish forces could aggravate Libya’s conflict further and destabilise the region.