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Turkish Parliament Authorizes Government to Send Troops to Libya

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Turkish Forces In Libya

Turkey’s parliament authorized the government to deploy troops in Libya to back the internationally-recognized government against rival forces, deepening a proxy war that’s drawn in Russia and regional powers.

The deployment under the one-year mandate approved on Thursday is expected to support Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj’s Tripoli-based government against forces aligned with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, which are backed by Russian mercenaries, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.