Turkish parliament extends mandate for troop deployment in Libya until 2024

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 30 Nov 2023, 06:44 PM
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The Turkish parliament on Thursday approved a presidential memorandum on extending the Turkish army's mission in Libya for an additional 24 months, according to the Anadolu news agency.

On November 24, the Turkish presidency referred a memorandum to the presidency of the parliament to extend the tasks of Turkish forces in Libya for an additional 24 months, starting from January 2 and ending in January 2026.

The memorandum, signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the aim of sending Turkish troops was to "protect national interests within the framework of international law and take all necessary precautions against security risks originating from illegal armed groups in Libya".

Turkey sent its troops to Libya on January 2, 2020, and its tasks were extended on June 21, 2021 for 18 months.

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