"Erdogan’s pledge is a provocation aimed at the Libyan army. The army and the parliament both believe in the need to free Libya from terrorism and stand up to the aggressor", Fathi Marimi stated.
The statement comes after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said earlier in the day he would put troop deployment to parliamentary vote next month. The GNA interior minister said the Tripoli-based administration would only ask Turkey to help it in the fight against the onslaught of the eastern army if needed.
Marimi accused Turkey of meddling in Libya’s international affairs and trying to rescue militant groups that have entrenched in Tripoli since the death in 2011 of the North African country’s longtime ruler, Muammar Gaddafi.