Erdogan: Turkey will implement all elements of the agreement with Libya

Erdogan: Turkey will implement all elements of the agreement with Libya

December 31, 2019 - 19:31
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his New Year's address that with support to the legitimate Tripoli government, Turkey will ensure implementation of all elements of agreements with Libya.

Erdogan explained Tuesday that the project to exclude Turkey from the Mediterranean had been foiled with the latest steps Ankara has taken, referring to signing two MoUs with Libya.

Turkey's presidency on Monday submitted a motion to the Parliament Speaker's Office on sending troops to Libya. The parliament is set to debate the motion on Thursday.

The deployment motion has a one year validity with possible extension as it complies with the 92th article of the Turkish constitution that tackles sending troops to foreign countries.

Erdogan will be responsible for setting the time of sending the troops and the place that they will be deployed to, according to the motion.

The motion also says that developments in Libya threaten the whole region, including Turkey, especially as Khalifa Haftar vowed to target Turkish interests like the firms working in Libya or Turks residing in there in addition to Turkey-flagged ships in the Mediterranean.