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Libya welcomes approval of motion to send Turkish troops

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Libya’s Supreme Council of State welcomed on Thursday the vote of the Turkish Parliament’s motion to send troops to Libya, reports Anadolu Agency (AA).

The council’s statement followed the request by the Libyan National Reconciliation Government (GNA), which enjoys the recognition of the United Nations (UN).

The council in its statement stressed that the request for military assistance was related to the GNA’s fight against foreign enemies and their militias that are supporting the conspiratorial general fighting the legitimate government.

“Countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Russia and France support the war criminal (East Libyan-based Commander Khalifa) Haftar, who has killed and tortured our people and destroyed them. This led us to seek legitimate support. from our Turkish friends to protect our people. We welcome the approval of the motion in the Turkish Parliament, “the statement read.

The statement also stressed that the situation in Haftar caused by Libya was met with sadness in Turkey.

The Libyan State Council of State is an executive and advisory body formed as part of the Libyan Political Agreement (the Skhirat Agreement), signed on December 17, 2015 in Skhirat, Morocco, to end the civil war in the country under the leadership of the UN.

Turkey’s parliament yesterday ratified a motion authorizing the government to send troops to Libya.

A total of 509 deputies took part in the 600-seat parliament, of which 325 deputies voted in favor, while 184 opposed it.

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) supported the motion, while opposition parties, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the Democratic Peoples Party (HDP) and the IYI Party voted against the act.

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