President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed that Turkey would increase military support to Libya if necessary, and evaluate all options.
His comments come a day after the Turkish parliament ratified a security and military cooperation deal signed between Ankara and Tripoli last month.
Although President Recep Erdogan has said Turkey is willing to send troops to Libya, the government must seek a separate mandate from the Turkish parliament to send forces to fight there.
ELSEWHERE – A series of explosions rocked a southern Philippine city known for Islamic State-linked violence, wounding at least 17 people including soldiers.
A hand grenade was thrown into a military truck patrolling Cotabato City in the restive southern island of Mindanao, with 8 soldiers and 4 civilians sustaining injuries from the bomb’s shrapnel.
Regional military spokesperson Major Arvin Encinas said it was quickly followed by an improvised explosive device blast in the nearby town of Libungan, wounding five civilians with one in “serious” condition.
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