Turkey's presidency sends parliament Libya troops motion – media

18:25, 31 December 2019
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Parliament is set to debate the motion on Thursday, according to Anadolu Agency.

The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party and opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) announced they would back the motion, while the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), opposition Good (IYI) Party, and Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) have come out against it.

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Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the motion would be submitted to parliament in light of a request by Libya's UN-recognized government for military assistance.

On Nov. 27, Ankara and Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) signed a pact on military cooperation, as well as a pact on maritime boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Since the ouster of late leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, two seats of power have emerged in Libya: one in eastern Libya supported mainly by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, and another in Tripoli, which enjoys UN and international recognition.

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