Published On: Thu, Jan 2nd, 2020

Turkey’s Parliament passes motion to send troops to Libya in support of GNA

The General Assembly of the Turkish Grand National Assembly convened at 14.00 under the chairmanship of the Speaker of the Assembly, Mustafa Şentop, to discuss The presidential motion for sending troops to Libya. After a long session the proposal was accepted by the Parliament.

CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and MHP Chairman Devlet Bahçeli were also present at the General Assembly. In a vote after the speeches, the motion was passed by 325 votes. It was rejected by 184 votes.

Based on diplomatic sources, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held a telephone conversation with the Libyan National Reconciliation Government (UMH) Foreign Minister Mohammad et-Tahir Sayyale.

Seyyale thanked Cavusoglu for the support of Turkey and the presidential proposal for sending troops to Libya, which was adopted by the General Assembly of  TBMM.


Following the adoption of the motion in Parliament, the Ministry of National Defense and the General Staff will determine the elements that will go to Libya.

On the other hand Vice President Fuat Oktay who made a statement about the motion adopted in the Assembly, said: “We will continue to disrupt the games played in the region with the Libya motion and protect the rights and interests of our country. I hope that those who continue their aggressive positions in Libya will receive the necessary message with the acceptance of the motion.”

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