Turkish Parliament to Convene on 2 January to Vote on Sending Troops to Libya – Al Marsad

Sources within the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party (AK) said a motion to request delegation to send troops to Libya may be discussed at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) next Thursday on 2 January after an official request from the Government of National Accord (GNA) has been received by Ankara.

[Libya, 28 December 2019] – Informed sources in the Justice and Development Party (AK) indicated on Saturday, according to the Anadolu news agency, that the Grand National Assembly of Turkey may meet on 2 January to discuss the authorization of the presented draft bill.

The sources pointed out that the motion may be submitted to the presidency of the Turkish Parliament on  30 December, and it is possible that it will be discussed by the unicameral Turkish legislature on Thursday. Members of the TBMM have already received notifications to this effect.

The timetable of the parliamentary session, that will be extraordinarily held by the deputies of the TBMM to vote on the motion, will be confirmed on Monday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who delivered a speech at the AK Party extended meeting on 26 December, told his partisan cadres, “as soon as the TBMM resumes its sessions, we will submit the first motion to send troops to Libya for approval.”

© Al Marsad English (2019)