Egypt Warns Against Turkish Military ‘Interference’ in Libya

Egypt condemned in the “strongest terms” the Turkish parliament’s decision to authorize the government to deploy troops to Libya.

“Such interference will negatively affect stability in the Mediterranean, and Turkey will fully bear this responsibility,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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The statement also said Egypt wouldn’t recognize any “measures or legal consequences resulting from the agreements signed between Turkey” and the internationally-recognized Libyan prime minister, Fayez al-Sarraj. In December, Turkey signed a controversial agreement with the oil-rich North African country that backs Ankara’s claim to rights in the eastern Mediterranean.

Any Turkish military “interference in Turkish military threatens Arab national security, in general, and Egyptian national security, in particular,” the statement said.

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