Turkish Parliament has Overwhelmingly Voted to Send its Military to Libya

In an emergency session held in Ankara Turkey, the Turkish Parliament approved a motion to deploy Turkish troops to Libya for one year. The parliament passed the bill with 325 votes against 184 to send troops to Libya to back the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).

“I wish this motion would be beneficial from almighty god,” announced Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Mustafa Sentop to applause, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had first announced the possibility of a military deployment to Libya during a surprise visit to Tripoli on December 25. On November 27, Libya’s GNA and Turkey signed a military and security cooperation agreement, mapping out a maritime boundary between both countries in the Mediterranean

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