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Libya welcomes Turkey's troops motion

January 2, 2020 at 8:15 pm

Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu in Tbilisi, Georgia on 23 December 2019. [Cem Özdel – Anadolu Agency]

Libyan foreign minister called his Turkish counterpart and thanked him for a motion that passed in the Turkish parliament on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports.

According to diplomatic sources, Mohamed Taher Siala thanked to Mevlut Cavusoglu for the ratification of a motion which authorizes the Turkish government on sending troops to Libya.

Cavusoglu also welcomed the motion on Twitter.

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“Libyan motion is important to protect our interests as well as the region’s peace and stability,” Cavusoglu said.

The Turkish parliament on Thursday ratified a motion authorizing the government on sending troops to Libya.

A total of 509 lawmakers attended the ballot in the 600 seats parliament, with 325 lawmakers voting in favor of the motion, while 184 lawmakers rejecting it.