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Libya’s eastern-based parliament condemns Turkey’s military operation in Syria

ALGIERS, Algeria – The House of Representatives in Libya’s eastern region on Thursday condemned Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria.

“The Libyan House of Representatives condemns in the strongest terms the brutal Turkish attack on Syrian territory by the entry of Turkish military forces to northern Syria, a flagrant violation of international laws and conventions,” the parliament said in a statement.

The statement demanded that the United Nations Security Council intervene immediately to “stop this aggression and quickly move to protect the Syrian people from this blatant aggression.”

The Libyan parliament also called on the Arab League to stand against the Turkish operation during the league’s emergency meeting scheduled on October 12 this year.

On Wednesday, Turkey launched a military incursion into northeastern Syria in order to create what Turkish authorities called a “safe zone” that would push Kurdish militia away from its border and eventually allow the repatriation of up to 2 million Syrian refugees.

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Michael Harrington

Michael Harrington is a researcher and senior contributing reporter with Globe Afrique Media.

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