Turkey's parliament approves military deployment to Libya
[ Turkey parliament has approved a bill to deploy troops to Libya in support of the embattled United Nations-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), paving the way for increased military cooperation despite criticism from opposition legislators.]
[ Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop said on Thursday that the legislation passed with a 325-184 vote.
The government has not revealed details about the possible Turkish deployment. The motion allows the government to decide on the scope, amount and timing of any mission.
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Parliament cut short its winter recess to address developments in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, where GNA-aligned forces are countering a renewed push by eastern-based, renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar to wrest control of the city.
Following the announcement, US President Donald Trump warned Erdogan against any "interference" in Libya in a telephone call.
They're baaaack!!, yes the Turks are back in the same region, this time with Russia further south and the French to the south west, the U.S has a presence in Niger, so again it seems Africa is gonna be the place where powerful nations realize their destinies at the expense of the locals.
I don't think we are hearing the whole story. On whose behest are the Turks going to distant Libya? To bail out the US which created the mess Libya has now by providing boots on the ground? Do the dirty work on the ground so certain people in Washington can claim they are scaling back on overseas "commitments"? They got rid of Khadaffi, now they have jihadist groups infiltrating far and wide and embedding into the vacuum created by the same US, supposedly fighting against such groups.
Note: I am not an "Egyptologist" as claimed by some still bitter, defeated, trolls creating fake profiles and posts elsewhere. You still fail..
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on Jan 5, 2020 20:32:51 GMT -5
First I heard of this a week or so ago was Greece complaining about Libya and Turkey drawing a co-joint Mediterranean border. Greece thought it was too close to Crete for comfort. Never heard bout no invasion. One government inviting another to a military or other alliance? All nations do it.
On whose behest are the Turks going to distant Libya ?
Does Erdogan do anything at anyone's behest ?
Sure, if he finds a way to turn it to his advantage.
Posted by Tukuler al~Takruri about an hour ago First I heard of this a week or so ago was Greece complaining about Libya and Turkey drawing a co-joint Mediterranean border. Greece thought it was too close to Crete for comfort. Never heard bout no invasion. One government inviting another to a military or other alliance? All nations do it.