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After Turkish Parliament approved troops deployment, Erdogan and Trump discuss situation in Libya

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a telephone call with the US President Donald Trump to discuss bilateral relations and the situation in Libya.

 Anadolu Agency reported Thursday that Erdogan and Trump reviewed bilateral relations and regional issues such as the status quo in Syria and Libya.

On Thursday afternoon, the Turkish Parliament approved deploying military troops to Libya as per the MoU in security and military cooperation between the two countries.

The deployment motion got 325 yes votes and 184 no votes on a Thursday session at the Turkish Parliament after the Government of National Accord requested military support as per the military MoU signed on November 27 2019.

In the meantime, the Turkish deployment motion that paves the way for sending troops to Libya has been set for one year with an extension if requested, according to the text of the motion.

Anadolu Agency reported Tuesday that the mandate of the Turkish troops had been specified by the 92th article of the Turkish constitution – which is related to sending troops to a foreign country.

The text of the motion also explained that the Turkish President will be the one deciding on the time to send the troops and where they will be positioned.

It also indicated that developments in Libya threaten the entire region, including Turkey, especially after Khalifa Haftar had vowed to target Turkish interests such as the companies working in Libya or the Turkish nationals living in Libya as well as any Turkey-flagged ships in the Mediterranean.

Turkish President Erdogan and Head of the Presidential Council signed on November 27 two MoUs in security and military cooperation and in maritime boundaries demarcation to secure the rights of the two countries as per the international law.

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