Turkey or Libyas National Congress decides to break diplomatic ties

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 Turkey or Libyas National Congress decides to break diplomatic ties


Abdullah ballig, spokesman of the Libyan National Congress, said in a statement on the same day that the National Congress voted unanimously to break ties with Turkey, cancel security and military cooperation between Libya and Turkey, and refuse to recognize the memorandum of understanding signed by the government of national unity and Turkey.

The statement said the National Congress also voted to repeal the political agreement signed by Libyas opposition parties in 2015 under the mediation of the United Nations, and called on the international community to withdraw its recognition of the Libyan government of national unity.

On November 27 last year, the Libyan government of national unity and Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding on maritime jurisdiction in the Mediterranean. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in December that the Turkish government, at the request of the Libyan government of national unity, will send troops to Libya after being authorized by the Turkish parliament. On February 2, the Turkish parliament passed a bill authorizing the government to deploy troops to Libya.

Libya is in turmoil after the fall of Gaddafi in 2011. Under the mediation of the United Nations, Libyas opposition parties signed the Libyan political agreement in December 2015, agreeing to end the split and jointly form a government of national unity, but the agreement was not implemented.

At present, the two major forces in Libya are facing each other. The government of national unity and the armed forces supporting it control part of the western region, while the National Congress is allied with the national army led by haftar to control the eastern and central regions, major cities in the South and some western cities. Since April 2019, the national army has launched an offensive against Tripoli, fighting against the forces of the government of national unity, which controls the city.

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