Turkey wants to extend the stay of troops in Libya by 18 months

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ANKARA

A presidential motion calling for the extension of the duration of Turkish troops in Libya for another 18 months was submitted to parliament late on June 13.

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Signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the motion recalls that Libya still suffers from instability and political unity, and that the integrity of the country could not be achieved despite the efforts of the international community led by the UN.

The motion recalls that Turkey deployed troops to Tripoli in early 2020 following a request from the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and played a key role in the resumption of talks between different political actors internal.

However, the failure of Libyan regions to hold elections at the end of 2021 has put a serious obstacle to lasting stability and peace in the country, the motion states, noting that “this situation is of concern for the security of Libya and the whole country”. Region.”

Turkey is therefore continuing its support for Libyan security by providing training and advice within the framework of the bilateral agreement with the GNA, read the motion, asking Parliament to extend the duration of the troops in Libya for another 18 months in accordance with article 92 of the Turkish constitution.

The motion will be discussed with the competent committees of the Parliament and voted on at the General Assembly in the coming days.

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