Earlier, the internationally recognized government of national accord of Libya formally requested military support from Turkey.
Turkey’s parliament has approved a bill to send Turkish troops to Libya, RT reported on Thursday, January 2.
509 deputies took part in the voting, 184 voted against, 325 – in favor.
Earlier, Libya formally requested military support from Turkey for “air, land, and sea” to repel the advance of the eastern forces from the capture of the capital Tripoli.
In turn, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that he wants to send an army in support of the president of Libya, who is fighting with General Khalifa Haftar. At the same time, Erdogan stressed that Turkey sends troops to where they are invited. To send troops, he asked Parliament to pass the relevant law.
The war in Libya has been going on since 2011. The main enemy of the PNC remains the army of Field Marshal Haftar, who is now leading the offensive on Tripoli. Haftar’s army announced on 19 December that it was advancing towards the center of Tripoli. The attack on the Libyan capital is supported by aviation.