The UAE's involvement in Libya is about preserving the Emirati monarchy thousands of kilometres away.
Warlord Khalifa Haftar's visit comes as world powers step up efforts for a lasting ceasefire, nine months after Haftar's militia launched an assault on the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Fayez al Sarraj, the head of Libya’s UN-recognised GNA, said they have the right to reach a memorandum of understanding with any country after a meeting with European Parliament's president.
Lawmakers vote 325-184 in favour of sending troops to the northern African country, following calls from the Tripoli government for Ankara's support against Khalifa Haftar's illegal militia.
The request came after Turkey's President Erdogan said Ankara will send troops to Libya after Tripoli asked for it, and he will present legislation to parliament in January for deployment to the north African country.
On a surprise visit to Tunis, Turkish President Erdogan said he discussed possible steps for a ceasefire in Libya with his Tunisian counterpart, Kais Saied, and will consider sending Turkish troops upon Libyan government’s request.
Turkish lawmakers approve military deal signed with Libya's UN-recognised government last month, a pact that could pave the way for Ankara's military help to GNA government that faces warlord Khalifa Haftar's illegal militia outside the capital.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will retaliate against possible US sanctions over energy pipeline projects.
Last week Turkey and Libya signed two memoranda of understanding determining a portion of Turkey’s maritime jurisdictions in the region.
Turkey's President Erdogan meets with Chairman of Presidential Council of Libya in Istanbul to strengthen relations and cooperation between the two countries.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met with Fayez al-Sarraj - head of UN-recognised - Tripoli-based Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) in Istanbul and expressed the continuation of Turkey's support to the GNA.
Head of Libya's UN-backed government Fayez al Sarraj announces his new "political initiative" as eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar continues his military campaign to take capital Tripoli.
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