Friday, 3 January 2020
ANKARA - Turkey's parliament has approved the deployment of troops to Libya aimed at shoring up the UN-backed government in Tripoli, sparking a blunt warning from US President Donald Trump against any "foreign interference" in the war-torn country. Libya has been beset by chaos since a NATO-backed uprising toppled and killed dictator Moamer Gathafi in 2011, with rival administrations in the east and the west vying for power. The beleaguered Tripoli government, headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, has been under sustained attack since April by military strongman General Khalifa Haftar, who is backed by Turkey's regional rivals - Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. In response to the...