EU strongly concerned about Turkish parliament Libya vote

BRUSSELS- The EU released a statement Friday by its lead spokesperson for foreign affairs and security policy to express its "strong concern about Turkey's Grand National Assembly's decision on Thursday, 2 January, to authorise military deployments in Libya". "The EU reiterates its firm conviction that there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis," the statement said. "Actions supporting those who are fighting in the conflict will only further destabilise the country and the wider region," it said.

"It is imperative for all international partners to respect fully the UN arms embargo and to support the efforts of the United Nations Special Representative Ghassan Salame and the Berlin process, as the only avenue towards a peaceful, stable and secure Libya. The EU will maintain an active engagement in support of all de-escalatory measures and steps leading to an effective ceasefire and the resumption of political negotiations," the statement said.

Source: ANSA News Agency