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