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Turkish press: Parliament extended Turkey's military mandate in Libya and Afghanistan

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The Turkish press has published material that is difficult to ignore. The newspaper Evrensel, which is funded by left-wing opposition parties in Turkey, writes that on the eve of the Turkish parliament approved a bill granting the right to a 1,5-year military presence of Turkey in Libya and Afghanistan. It should be reminded that earlier this kind of bill was approved by Turkish parliamentarians regarding the military presence in Azerbaijan for a period of 1 year with a possible extension of the mission.


The newspaper Evrensel notes that the decision is related to the actual extension of Turkey's military mandate abroad. In particular, it points to a request from the Government of National Accord of Libya, headed by Fayez Saraj. Initially, Turkish parliamentarians decided to send their military to Libya on January 2 this year. Then, many opposition parties, including the People's Party and the Good Party, opposed this decision.

In Afghanistan, the Turkish military is present in the format of the All-NATO Resolute Support mission. At the same time, the Turkish opposition parties had a question: was it worth extending the mandate of the Turkish military presence in Afghanistan for a year and a half at once, given that the Americans continue to withdraw their troops from this country.

From the claims:

Are we going to replace the US military presence with our soldiers there?

The ruling forces of Turkey are responding to these claims with statements that the presence of Turkish troops in Libya and Afghanistan is in the national interest. At the same time, the Afghan request to extend the presence of the Turkish military in the country has not been reported.
Photos used:
Facebook / Ministry of Defense of Turkey
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 23 December 2020 07: 43
    +2
    And what are they doing in Afghanistan?
    Are they fighting as part of the American caliber?
    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 23 December 2020 08: 05
      +5
      Quote: Victor_B
      And what are they doing in Afghanistan?

      Probably, they also have their own "gardens" ... It is necessary to protect it. wink
  2. alpamys
    alpamys 23 December 2020 08: 28
    +1
    well done Turks, spud the Azeris and move further to the northeast.
    1. Oleg Monarchist
      Oleg Monarchist 23 December 2020 11: 40
      +1
      alpamys
      good fellows Turks, spud the Azeris and further move northeast.


  3. APASUS
    APASUS 23 December 2020 08: 49
    0
    The people and power are in a place with the Sultan. The Turkish parliament has confirmed the expansionary policy of Erdogan. What will Turkey stumble over, do not too many military conflicts spill over at once?
  4. Doccor18
    Doccor18 23 December 2020 09: 11
    +1
    Cyprus, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan .. The idea of ​​the Ottoman Empire in action ...
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 23 December 2020 09: 32
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      Quote: Doccor18
      Cyprus, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan .. The idea of ​​the Ottoman Empire in action ...

      Soon it will come to Iraq and Egypt.
      1. Paul Siebert
        Paul Siebert 23 December 2020 09: 59
        +1
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Soon it will come to Iraq and Egypt.

        They have not finished with Iraq since the days of Saddam Hussein.
        Every year they entered the northern provinces of Iraq to fight the Kurds.
        And Saddam allowed ...
        Allowed ... wink
  5. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 23 December 2020 09: 29
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    The ruling forces of Turkey are responding to these claims with statements that the presence of Turkish troops in Libya and Afghanistan is in the national interest.

    Afghan and Turkey, what national interests they might have. Or does the Sultan already consider Afghanistan a part of Turkey?
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 23 December 2020 10: 06
      +2
      On the border with Afghanistan, Turkey's "strategic partner" is Pakistan.
  6. cniza
    cniza 23 December 2020 09: 37
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    Turkey, writes that on the eve of the Turkish parliament approved a bill granting the right to a 1,5-year military presence of Turkey in Libya and Afghanistan.


    Indeed, why exactly 1.5 years?