Egypt condemns Turkey decision to allow troop deployment to Libya


Ismet Yilmaz, head of the parliament’s national defence committee from the ruling AK Party, addresses lawmakers at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara, Turkey, on January 2, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt strongly condemned on Thursday a vote by Turkey’s parliament vote to allow a troop deployment to Libya, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Egypt said any such deployment could “negatively affect the stability of the Mediterranean region” and called on the international community to urgently respond to the move.

Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Edmund Blair

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