Turkish lawmakers approved a bill, authorizing the deployment of Turkish troops to Libya. That's what Radio Liberty writes about (https://www.svoboda.org/a/30357500.html ). The vote took place at Parliament's sitting on January 2-nd, 2020.
509 MPs took part in the vote, 325 voted in favor of the bill and 184 opposed it, NTV reports (https://www.ntv.ru/novosti/2273820/ ).
Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA), which resides in Tripoli, headed by Fayez Sarraj, has asked Turkey to provide it with air defense systems. The “Al Hadath” TV channel, announced this on December 26, 2019, citing its own sources.
According to “Al Hadath”, the Tripoli government has also requested that the Turkish Air Force has to provide air cover to the GNA's ground forces.
According to the results of the ten month period (January - October) of 2019, the export of goods produced by the defense industry from Turkey to Uzbekistan, has increased five times, compared to the same period in 2018, reaching $ 8.261 million.
This was reported to “Trend.az” at the Turkish Ministry of Commerce.
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey will send troops to Libya now that the north African country requested it, and he will present deployment legislation to the Turkish parliament in January.
Erdogan visited Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighbouring Libya. In a speech Thursday, he said Turkey and Tunisia agreed to support Libya’s internationally recognised government of Fayez al-Serraj.
The Libya's Government of national accord has addressed a formal request for military assistance to Turkey.
“Reuters” reported this, citing a representative of the Libyan government.
According to him, the internationally recognized government of Libya has asked for military assistance from Ankara on “air, land and sea”.
Turkey has deployed special-purpose military units, military advisers and military equipment to assist the Government of National Accord in Libya, “Trend.az” reports, referring to RIA - Novosti.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Ankara was ready to render any assistance to the Government of Libya's National Accord, including sending its troops there. Turkey does not consider Libyan National Army commander - Khalifa Haftar, being a legitimate leader.
Representatives from Russia, Iran and Turkey hold tripartite consultations at a Summit on Syria in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan's capital, former Astana). The information agency „ТАСС“ got this information froma source, close to the organizers of the talks, Trend.az reports.
“A trilateral meeting is currently underway”, the source said.
Other negotiators have also begun a second day of consultations with Syria in Kazakhstan's capital city.
The capabilities of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) transport corridor should be expanded even more, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy said.
Krykliy made the remark at the event in Baku dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the signing the Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transport for Development of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia Corridor and the 14th meeting of the Permanent Secretariat of the TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission (IGC), Trend.az reports on December 6-th, 2019.
“We feel proud that both NATO and Russia have chosen Azerbaijan as the venue for the meeting”, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said as he received a delegation led by Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Sir Stuart Peach, Trend reports referring to the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
“I am very glad that Azerbaijan has been offering its logistical support and a venue for such important meetings for several years now”, Ilham Aliyev said.