Erdogan: Turkey lawmakers to vote on sending troops to Libya

Erdogan: Turkey lawmakers to vote on sending troops to LibyaTurkey’s president said Thursday that the U.N.-supported government in Libya has asked Ankara to send troops to help authorities in Tripoli defend the city from an offensive by rival forces. Turkish lawmakers could vote as early as next week on the move, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, adding that his government will submit a bill to allow for the deployment of Turkish forces to Libya. Speaking to his ruling party’s officials, Erdogan said the Tripoli government of Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj “invited” Turkey to send troops under a military cooperation agreement signed recently between the two.