Turkish parliament approves sending troops to Libya

Thursday 02nd January 2020 - 19:31

Turkish parliament approves sending troops to Libya

INA – SOURCES

Turkey’s parliament on Thursday authorized the deployment of troops to Libya to support the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli battle forces loyal to a rival government that is seeking to capture the capital.

Turkish lawmakers voted 325-184 at an emergency session in favor of a one-year mandate allowing the government to dispatch troops amid concerns that Turkish forces could aggravate the conflict in Libya and destabilize the region.