The conflict in Libya could potentially dissolve into chaos and become the next Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu warned Saturday and said he will meet with the leaders of political parties Monday as a proposed mandate to deploy Turkish troops to Libya is likely to be brought to the agenda of Parliament next week.
Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) consultation meeting in Antalya, on Turkey's Mediterranean coast, Çavuşoğlu said Turkey is taking the initiative to prevent Libya from further descending into chaos and working to avoid the partition of the country, unlike the inaction of the Muslim world and its main representative body, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
"If today Libya becomes like Syria, then the turn will come for the other countries in the region,” he said.
"We need to do whatever is needed to prevent Libya from being divided and sliding into chaos, and that is what we are doing. It is the legitimate government there that we deal with," he added, stressing the importance of the military and security deal signed with Libya.
On Nov. 27, Ankara and Tripoli's UN-recognized Government of National Accord signed two separate agreements, one on military cooperation and the other on maritime boundaries of countries in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Çavuşoğlu will meet with main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, ruling AK Party’s electoral alliance partner Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahçeli and opposition Good Party (İP) Chairwoman Meral Akşener to inform them regarding the mandate.
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