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Egyptian parliament condemns Turkish parliament’s approval of sending troops to Libya

'Turkey is trying to destabilise the region armed with slogans of Ottoman legacy and the support of the radical groups in the region, above all the Muslim Brotherhood,' read the statement

Ahram Online , Friday 3 Jan 2020
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Egypt's House of Representatives on Thursday condemned the Turkish parliament’s approval of the deployment of Turkish troops to Libya, saying that Egypt “would not stand still in the face of these irresponsible actions that threaten its national security."

The parliament warned in a statement against any Turkish military intervention in Libya, saying "it would threaten both Egypt's national security and stability in the Mediterranean region and turn Libya into a sea of blood."

The parliament said Egypt "would defend its national security against whatever would affect its interests and the interests of its sisterly countries.”

"Egypt will take all the necessary procedures to face those threats and irresponsible actions," the statement read.

The parliament also condemned the recent MoUs signed by Turkey and Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarrej's government in Tripoli as void and illegal and are considered a violation of international law and the resolutions of the UN Security Council on Libya.

"Turkey is trying to destabilise the region armed with slogans the Ottoman legacy and the support of the radical groups in the region, above all the Muslim Brotherhood," read the statement.

The parliament demanded the international community assume its responsibility in facing this escalation and its impact on the efforts to reach a settlement to the Libyan crisis through the international roadmap. 

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